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I prepared all this food. The written content and photographs are mine unless otherwise specified. I try out a lot of recipes from other sources, but always give credit where it is due. Of course, sometimes pages disappear, and the links no longer work. If that happens, hopefully I have included enough information for you to find the original source.
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The best gratin dauphinois that I have ever had was made many years ago by a woman in the Dordogne. The future stepmother of my companion at the time had a chateau in the Périgord. It had been years since she had … Continue reading
No new post in ages! Where has Daisy been?! This post was inspired by a recent one by the Perfumed Dandy in which he addressed his own hiatus/absence from the blogosphere. Never fear, dear Readers! Like the Dandy, I am … Continue reading
Several years ago, I spent an entire month in Argentina and I do not recall ever seeing chimichurri sauce on the table. How could this have been possible? Was I blind? How could I have traveled from the grassy Pampas … Continue reading
Another semester has come and gone. At the end of each one, regardless what happens during the term, I am always overcome with wanting to hug each of my students and send them out into the world with a macaron. … Continue reading
I have inherited a lot from my mother. In addition to her dry sense of humor, her sarcasm, and her sly potty mouth, I am also the beneficiary of her glossy hair and poreless, flawless skin — which she reminds … Continue reading
The first time that I ever had beef heart was at St. John’s Bread and Wine in London. It was two summers ago and I was wandering around Spitalfields on a single-origin chocolate bar search. Suddenly, the skies opened up and down … Continue reading
How many of you remember The Yule Log Show on television? To those unfamiliar with it, the Yule Log Show was a program traditionally aired on American network television on Christmas Day from about 9am to 2pm. It was perfectly … Continue reading
Sugar snap peas are here! When snap peas are in season, I like to prepare them as simply as possible so that their wonderful sweetness can shine. I like my sugar snaps barely blanched so that the pods retain their … Continue reading
Clafoutis is the classic dessert of the Limousin, the northwestern part of the Massif Central in the middle of France. Traditionally, it is baked in a buttered dish and is more or less a flan with ripe black cherries. Sometimes, other red … Continue reading