Posts Tagged ‘ recipe ’

Pretty Pumpkin

November 9, 2010
Pretty Pumpkin

Look what my friend E. made for dinner the other night. It really seems too pretty to eat, doesn’t it? They did, though. This a great dish for fall and is based on a recipe from Dorie Greenspan, author of the fabulous new cookbook, “Around My French Table.” It’s one of those recipes you can play...
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A proper tea party

April 26, 2010
teapot

Tea parties have been in the news a lot lately. But not the kind where people are, you know, enjoying a nice cuppa. I wrote a story a while back about how specialty tea merchants are a bit put out to see their teapots in a tempest of political upheaval. Meanwhile, those of us with...
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Must-have cookbooks

April 19, 2010
cook

Just pre-ordered a new cookbook, “High Flavor, Low Labor,” written by my friend and sometimes editor J.M. Hirsch,  Food Editor for The Associated Press. Judging by some tasty previews I’ve seen, it should be a must-read for the busy cook who wants to put something good on the table but can’t face any elaborate,...
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When life gives you lemons … make lemon meringue pie

April 14, 2010
When life gives you lemons … make lemon meringue pie

When life gives you lemon trees you’re pretty much obligated to make lemon meringue pie. It’s like a sacred citrus trust. First, of course, you have to care for, prune and harvest the trees. Which is reason No. 415 why Farmville.com is better than real life. On my virtual farm, I point and click...
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Lovely Languedoc

  I don’t think six weeks is a long time to take to put together a slideshow on my visit to the Languedoc, do...
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Carcassonne: A Fairy Tale City

The ancient walled city of Carcasonne had me before hello. Just driving up to the fantastically fairy-tale expanse of walls, turrets and towers was...
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Languedoc dogs

Look out, winery dogs of Napa Valley. Yes, I know you’re cute and featured in all sorts of books and articles, but let me...
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Swept away by cassoulet

Ever get annoyed by people who go to the South of France and proceed to rave over the victuals? Well bite me, because today...
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Top 5 differences between hiking in Berkeley and the South of France

Somewhere between the vegetable gazpacho and the duck confit, I realized my hike in La Clape, part of the Languedoc wine region of France,...
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Party like a paparazzi at the Cannes Film Festival

Two things are vital if you want to chase stars at the Cannes Film Festival. First, you need to know a clued-in and friendly...
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