Category Archives: what’s for dinner

Feast of the Seven Fishes

I like reality that tastes like bread. Jean Anouilh Enough with the jokes about garlic and overeating. Its time to recognize Italian home cooking, Italian-American cooking, not as coarse overabundance but for its subtle sparking of flavors, its seasonal sensibility, … Continue reading

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Bruce Moffett Cooks

…a good meal in troubled times is always that much salvaged from a disaster. A. J. Leibling Bruce Moffett, at his restaurants, and in this book offers good meals that will calm and comfort in thee troubled times–Sweet pea Risotto … Continue reading

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Baladi–Palestine

The table is a meeting place, a gathering ground, the source of sustenance and nourishment, festivity, safety, and satisfaction. A person cooking is a person giving: Even the simplest food is a gift. Laurie Colwin This is the food of … Continue reading

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Eataly: All About Pasta, A Complete Guide with Recipes

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. Federico Fellini And there’s nothing magic about making pasta. Once you’ve learned a few techniques that work for your pots and your kitchen, you can make delicious pasta from almost anything. But … Continue reading

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Happy Fourth!

and Happy Summer! Enjoy local produce and some American history with Bread & Beauty!

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The Galloping Gourmet

An Englishman teaching an American about food is like the blind leading the one-eyed. A. J. Liebling I was once at the Smithsonian Museum of American History’s exhibit on Julia Child’s Kitchen where I overhead one teenager describe Child to … Continue reading

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Souk, Feasting at the Mezze Table

You have descended on your own people and have stepped upon the plains. –Arabic greeting That is, you are among friends in a land of plenty. And that’s the way this book feels, beautiful but fundamentally simple food, meant to … Continue reading

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