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Happy Birthday, Clementine!

Happy 115th Birthday, Clementine

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Clementine Paddleford: From the “Little Apple” to the “Big Apple”

Food writer Clementine Paddleford’s life from Kansas to New York City.

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Clementine Paddleford, The Kansas Farm Girl

Clementine Paddleford: The American Food Writer’s Early Life on the Kansas Farm.

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Clementine Paddleford: America’s Forgotten Food Writer

Before Julia, there was Clementine…

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The Golem and the Jinni… with a little Fanny Farmer

Looking for a summer read? Curl up this weekend and transport yourself to another world. Nothing can prepare you for this mesmerizing and hypnotic novel. And how does a cookbook fit into it? Read on!

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Ted Allen in the Kitchen

Ted Allen has a great new cookbook! See what I have made so far.

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Toto, I Don’t Think We’re in Kansas Anymore… but we will be!

I have an exciting couple of weeks ahead!  I’ll be leaving this week for Kansas (hopefully no tornadoes or wicked witches) where I am meeting up with my daughter Kristina for the National Festival of Breads, a cooking contest sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, King Arthur Flour, and Fleishmann’s Yeast.  Kristina, owner of Cooking Contest Central, was […]

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The Country Fair Cookbook

The American Tradition of Country Fairs

Just hearing the words “country fairs” brings up visions of pies, cakes, canned goods, and homemade breads all lined up for viewing and judging.   One of my earliest ventures in competitive cooking started with our local fair over thirty years ago.  I would get up on those hot July mornings and bake for a couple of […]

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