Category Archives: international

Shop, Cook, Eat New York

I think you know that when an American stays away from New York too long something happens to him. Perhaps he becomes a little provincial, a little dead and afraid. Sherwood Anderson New York is a great Christmas city–maybe you’re … Continue reading

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Symmetry Breakfast

See if there is any bacon, and if there is, ask the cook which pan to fry it in. Then ask if there are any eggs and if so, try and persuade the cook to poach two of them. It … Continue reading

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Ethnic American Cooking, Recipes for Living in a New World

I’m in favor of liberalizing immigration because of the effect it would have on restaurants. I’d let just about everybody in except the English. –Calvin Trillin But without the English, according to Lucy Long, we’d have to give up a … Continue reading

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Cookbook Digest–Frankly French

These are two interesting French cookbooks–each one very much itself. In My French Family Table, Beatrice Peltre is cooking what she calls from her childhood and what she serves her  family today. It is all very lovely, and sorta gluten-free, but … Continue reading

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The Italian Diabetes Cookbook

My friend, fellow Les Dames and CHoW member, Amy Riolo has published a new book–The Italian Diabetes Cookbook–that will please everyone at your table. As she points out, Italian food is not all rich and cheesy pastas and creamy desserts. … Continue reading

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Cleaning Out the Basement–Paprika

A little bad taste is like a nice splash of paprika. –Diana Vreeland A few Saturdays ago I visited that venerable Washington institution, Adam A. Weschler and Sons auction house. For 120 years, the estates of D.C.’s cave dwellers have been sent … Continue reading

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Eating Mudcrabs in Khandahar

There is a recipe for food writing. Take an unfamiliar food, place, or situation; add mild misunderstandings and good sportsmanship; stir until good will results. The essays in this book don’t use that recipe, as this review in CHoWline notes, … Continue reading

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