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A Yule Log for Christmas

It’s not too late to make a beautiful and delicious “Buche de Noel” for your Christmas dessert!

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Happy Birthday, Julia!

If Julia Child were alive today, she would be 101 years old!

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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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The James Beard Awards 2013

The James Beard Foundation was founded in 1986, and you would be hard pressed to find anyone in the culinary world who would not love to win this medal, which is equivalent to winning an Academy Award Oscar.  The foundation is dedicated to celebrating and preserving America’s culinary heritage and future. James Beard was a cookbook […]

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On “The Hunt”

Everyone knows that one must buy tickets for the theater, opera, or symphony, but how about for a restaurant?  Chef Grant Achatz’s restaurant “Next” is like nothing you will ever experience in the world of fine dining.  Located in Chicago’s meatpacking district just west of downtown, Next is not your traditional restaurant.  The menu changes every four […]

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Finding Grace

One of the favorite activities my daughter Kristina and I love to share together is our quest for beautiful food everywhere in the world.  Whenever Kristina is visiting us near Chicago from her home in Los Angeles, we know all we have to do is drive into the city for some of the best food on […]

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Alaskan Cruise Day Six: At Sea with a 4th of July Bash

On the sixth day we were at sea on the way to Victoria, Canada.  It was also the 4th of July and Celebrity Cruises went all out for ship entertainment.  After a leisurely and relaxing morning, Kristina and I attended Chef John Suley’s class at noon about cooking with marinades and rubs, a timely class for summertime grilling […]

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Pesto from one of my Favorite Guys

Hello, Bert.  How I still miss you.  If Bert Greene were still with us, he would tell you his favorite summer herb was basil.  When he ran The Store in Amagansett on Long Island, he used to grow yards and yards of it in a brick-bordered kitchen garden behind his house.  This is the pesto […]

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