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Sweet and Simple Morsels of Friendship

2014-07-25
This is a simple story about how making ravioli refueled a friendship. My 15 year relationship with Debbie began in her kitchen as we cooked and created our way through young motherhood. With our children just in diapers, Debbie and I shared many of the same concerns and issues like what kinds of solid foods to introduce to our babies and what sleep strategies to try in order to get a full night’s sleep.

Humble yet Hearty

2014-07-07
I’m just back from another spectacular visit to the Algarve region of Portugal where simple food shines and descriptive words like “farm fresh” and “local” are most at home. I’ll confess that I didn’t cook a lot, though I did prepare humble lunches using basic yet fresh produce.

Memorial Day Marinades

2014-05-19
The school year is swiftly coming to a close as each week ticks by toward summer. Though it’s been a slow start to spring and we’ve been able to keep our cooking indoors, with Memorial Day weekend about here, we’ll soon be moving most of our cooking outside as we light up our grills.

Homemade Banana Cream Pie in Less than 15 Minutes

2014-05-05
Homemade banana cream pie in less than fifteen minutes? Yes, it’s possible. And I don’t mean the kind you make with instant pudding (though that’s entirely acceptable).

Passover Pleasures

2014-04-09
A decadent pleasure of Passover is licking sweetened condensed milk right out of the can. Since my macaroon recipe uses only 2/3 of a cup, I’ve got plenty of leftovers for my fingers.

Chopped Contestant (Well Sort of)

2014-03-27
Lights, camera, action! I can finally share this remarkably fun experience I had as a contestant in a commercial for the Food Network show Chopped and the food company Hillshire Farm where we re-created what it would be like to be a contestant on the actual show Chopped.

Spring in a Bowl

2014-02-25
That’s what Suzy named the delightful fennel salad we created for lunch the other day. With several feet of snow piled outside the windows, we sat down to enjoy a light and lemony lunch.

Do it Yourself Sea Salted Caramels

2014-02-12
I’ve had many firsts but making homemade sea salted caramel is probably my favorite. For starters, salted caramels are at the very top of my culinary list.

In Response to “The Eavesdropper” by Megan Garber

2014-01-28
I’m living like most in the “alone together” world that Sherry Turkle writes about in her new book “Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other” Megan Garber describes in her recent article in the January/February edition of the Atlantic Monthly. I’ve got two out of my three kids entrenched in an electronic world, one in which cell phones almost seem like appendages to their physical bodies.

Root Vegetable Pot Pie

2014-01-18
What’s your ideal comfort food? To me, it’s something creamy, flavorful, filling and has a crispy component. Hello friends! It’s not only soup making season around here but the chilly weather beckons for savory pies.

The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu

2011-11-15
Celebrate the holiday season with a classic menu highlighting traditional tastes, simple preparations, and festive fare.

Travel Smart: Designed to Death

2009-10-01
Gourmet's travel editor thinks hotel decor should not be hazardous to your health.

Restaurants Now: Ellerbe Fine Foods

2009-10-01
(Fort Worth, TX) - A Shreveport chef brings a touch of elegance—and Cajun moxie—to the edge of cow country.

Extreme Frugality: Well, Nobody's Perfect

2009-09-30
The zero-spending game is called on account of soccer ... and foraging for wild edibles.

Our Pumpkin Picks

2009-09-29
This Halloween, forget the jack-o-lantern and turn your pumpkin into one of these comforting fall dishes, from rolls to rice pudding.

How to Say No

2009-09-29
We've encouraged our daughter to eat anything that pleases her. We never thought about how to set limits.

How Robert Bresson Taught Me To Cook

2009-09-29
Chip Brantley, author of the book The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding, Bad Seeds and the Hunt for the Elusive Pluot and co-founder of cookthink.com, explains what the difficult French filmmaker showed him about the art of cooking.

Grant Achatz Goes to Austria

2009-09-29
Like a small museum with ever changing galleries, the progressive and very modern restaurant Ikarus showcases the world's best talent, one chef at a time.

Restaurants Now: Tavern Law

2009-09-28
(Seattle) - Pouring everything from fizzes to flips, this brand-new speakeasy keeps the focus on good, old-fashioned liquids.

My Day on a Plate: Debi Mazar

2009-09-28
From Goodfellas to good food. The actress, mother, and current Dancing with the Stars hoofer has a new website, Under the Tuscan Gun, where she dishes out her favorite traditional Italian recipes, ingredients, and anecdotes.

2014-07-30