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Sep
16
Back in July, I had the good fortune to travel back to Craftsy.com ‘s Studio F in Denver to shoot my second online video cooking class with an amazing, talented and delightful Craftsy crew. It was a whirlwind week with clouds of flour, sprinkles of sugar, strawberries and...
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Sep
16
I love Lottie + Doof, a blog by a Chicago-based food writer and photographer named Tim Mazurek. It's always gorgeous and interesting and the tone is gentle and inviting. Until an early September post, entitled The Torte, which began with an outright command: "Make this cake."...
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Sep
05
I’m always in the kitchen, where I cook for pleasure, of necessity, and as part of my food-centered work. I also spend time in The Kitchn, the online one where recipes, advice, essays, and ideas are always bubbling up and catching my eye. Early in the summer, I saw their...
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Sep
03
I should be telling you about how to make the most of late summer’s plums, peaches, nectarines, and blueberries. I ought be telling you about the marvelous, small, dark green watermelon WITH seeds: SEEDS!!!! which I snagged at the farmers’ market last Saturday, and...
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Sep
01
I’ve been cooking from a wonderful cookbook which I purchased last year, not because I needed it in terms of my health or my family’s, but because 1) I’m interested in baking and in home cooking, 2) My dear friend Trisha and her husband Don have celiac and have...
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Jul
20
I love following “Art of the Pie”, the beautiful, useful blog my friend Kate McDermott bakes up from Pie Cottage out in the great Northwest. Kate not only knows everything about pie-making, not only creates gorgeous, varied pies and pastries: she shares her infinite...
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Mar
01
Throughout February, I’ve been celebrating Black History Month on my Facebook page, with daily postings of cookbooks written by African American authors.  I got the idea from my friend Nicole Taylor, who is always cooking up something fine: Check her out at Food Culturist ,...
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Feb
14
Flowers, candy, cards, candlelit dinners, chocolate: That’s my word-association when Valentine’s Day comes up. We tend to focus first on romance, special someone’s, expressing sweetheart-love. My friend Denise Vivaldo wrote the most wonderful, brief, brilliant...
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Feb
11
Meet my friend Shirley Lin. She lives in San Francisco and just like me, she adores food, cooking, culture, and travel. With these common interests, I could have met her anywhere in the world, but the place I was lucky enough to meet her was Beijing.  I traveled there last fall...
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