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Indian Pudding Rules!

It’s Thanksgiving and Indian Pudding continues its march (humor me) toward dessert hegemony–one sweet to rule them all! This year, it made the New York Times review of Thanksgiving dishes that “evoke” the 50 states. Though to my mind, the Times mistakenly … Continue reading


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Happy Birthday, Craig Claiborne

I hate to admit it, but it took a man to break the distaff hold on newspaper food pages. With his first piece for the New York Times in 1957 on apple pie, Craig Claiborne moved food writing from an … Continue reading

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Between the Lines and Between the Pages

This week’s New York Times Food Section included a story about the meaningful marginalia often recorded in cookbooks–whether it’s your Mom’s notes about adding less cayenne or Julia Child’s meticulous notes on technique. The record of use can be nostalgic … Continue reading

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2013 Inaugural Special–Rene Verdon and the Congressional Club

A little bit of history seems appropriate on this history-making day. I found the White House Chef Cookbook at a local opportunity shop and because history that you can just barely remember is sometimes the most interesting, snapped it up … Continue reading

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