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November 21, 2015
Farm Fresh Potatoes

Potato Ricer: A Thanksgiving Must-Have

I’m not quite sure how I ever made it through to dessert all those years that I mashed potatoes with a – uh, masher. Oh sure, […]
November 16, 2015
Thanksgiving bounty

Grown-Up (Boozy) Pumpkin Cheesecake

So before the pumpkin cheesecake,  I have a little story – we’ve had a teency tech glitch (I was no where near that) that apparently has […]
November 7, 2015
Celery Root Slaw

Celery Root: Fall’s Best Kept Secret

This homely little vegetable belies its knobby, unsightly exterior, showing up instead packing a flavor punch and chocked full of crunch. It became one of my […]
October 26, 2015
#RealSchoolFood

#RealSchoolFood

I grew up with a school lunch lady – Florence Krietenstein – who is about to turn 110 years young. She knew – and knows – […]
October 14, 2015
Green Goodness Dressing

Eat Your Greens!

If Orange is the New Black, and 50 is the new 40, what is the new kale? I gave a presentation on culinary trends earlier this […]
October 9, 2015
Cocktail Timing

Shaken, Not Stirred.

“In the kitchen, time passes mysteriously,” so says Cara Eisenpress in a recent Bon Appétit article. “Chefs who understand timing perform a kitchen ballet that those […]