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May
25
I love this photograph of President Obama enjoying bun cha for supper with Anthony Bourdain, world-renowned chef, author, and host of delicious food and travel television programs, on his first night in Vietnam. Their supper will be featured in Anthony Bourdain’s Parts...
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May
06
I’m in Washington DC this week, tagging along on my husband’s business trip. He’s attending an enormous international conference of scientists, focused on gene therapy, and while he’s listening and taking notes in big rooms, I’ve set up my office in...
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Mar
14
I love celebrations, humor, easy math and geometry, treats, strawberries, and pie, so this is my kind of day. Pi Day, also known (with tongue in cheek) as Pi(e) Day by the under-appreciated community of people who look for reasons to smile and enjoy this extraordinary...
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Feb
02
The only thing better than speaking with host Maggie Linton on her weekday morning talkshow on SiriusXM would be getting in the kitchen with her to make gumbo, or chicken soup, or saltine cracker stew. She interviewed me last week, and I’m so pleased that her producer...
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Jan
02
I love cookbooks and could not begin to count how many I have in my kitchen and office, on my bedside table — even a few in the pantry. Despite this abundance, I take pleasure in finding new ones, and wish I had more time to read them and cook from them each week. The year...
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Sep
01
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! I’m thrilled and delighted to tell you about my new cookbook, Southern Soups and Stews: More than 75 Recipes from Gumbo to Burgoo and from Etouffee to Fricasee. It will be be published on Tuesday, September 8th by Chronicle Books. I’ve...
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Jun
14
My friend Nongkran Daks is a chef and restaurateur whose cooking and culinary classes at her restaurant Thai Basil have won her dedicated fans, accolades, and great success in the Washington DC area for almost 20 years. Born in Southern Thailand, Nong began cooking to help in the...
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May
16
Any time my friend Virginia Willis writes a cookbook (or a blog post, or shares her recipes in magazines and newspapers, or appears on my TV screen, or at a festival, or on a panel, or at a podium), I know the world and I are in for a glorious treat. Virginia’s...
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Apr
20
This beautiful photograph graces my new cookbook, Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai Recipes, but I assure you it is not how I serve luscious coconut ice cream at home. I love the beautiful way professional food photographers and food stylists present food, just as I...
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Apr
09
This beautiful photo from my new book Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai Recipes, by Nancie McDermott, (Robert Rose Inc. 2015) was taken by Colin Erricson. Today I teach my first cooking class based on my new cookbook, Simply Vegetarian Thai Cooking: 125 Real Thai...
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