Monthly Archives: October 2011

National Cheese Month

I love cheese. I love cheese in the most hedonistic way possible. My favorite cheese rule is, there’s no such thing as too much cheese. I enjoy finding ways to incorporate cheese into all-time favorites (fried eggs, meet grated Parmesan … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Summer

At the beginning of each summer, the fine folk at Estrella Damm put forth a musical video to celebrate the start of the season. A different region of Spain is highlighted and, of course, everyone is drinking Estrella Damm. There … Continue reading

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Banana Date Bread

…otherwise known as Saturday morning bread…or even, When it will be cool? bread. Yeah, not my best work with a camera but, oh, that bread. I’ve been focused more on baguettes and hearth breads, but this, my first foray into the … Continue reading

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The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

I never expected to be excited by a place like elBulli. My idea of a meal has always been more family style – large platters, lots of share plates and hands grabbing at everything. This is precisely what Ferran Adrià, … Continue reading

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Baguettes and the Elephant

Tuesday evening I looked at a crate of 6 peaches and decided I would make bread. Six loaves of epi baguettes, to be precise. My family has never been lost for words when it comes to my epi baguettes – … Continue reading

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Risotto Verde

‘Risotto’ has always been one of those words on a menu that catches my eye, much like ‘goat cheese’ and ‘house-made’. While visiting a friend in San Francisco, she made a tasty risotto and chicken dinner – so tasty, in fact, … Continue reading

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It seems rather unfair to mention this life-altering vegetable stock without providing the recipe used. Recipes have often been a source of heated debate. I, for one, love a good recipe – ones that suggest unfamiliar flavor combinations, different techniques … Continue reading

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