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Oktoberfest Hot German Potato Salad

Celebrate Oktoberfest with this warm and comforting Hot German Potato Salad. Serve with sausages, a variety of mustards, some beer, and you have a party!

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Chinese Chicken Salad

Our heat wave is still ongoing, so you know what that means. Another day of a cold salad and not turning on the oven. How about a Chinese Chicken Salad?

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Weekend Birthdays in the Culinary World

This weekend two culinary icons celebrated birthdays. Julia Child would have been 103 years old; Karl Fazer, age 149. Karl who, you say? Ask a Finn!

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Italy, Part 5: Sicily

Feudo Principi di Butera is an estate that once belonged to royal families, even Sicily’s first prince. It is indeed still a noble place, and my favorite.

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Italy Part 3: Masseria Altemura

Our trip to Zonin’s estate Masseria Altemura was to celebrate their inauguration. It was a grand party in every way!

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Cooking in Mississippi

After many years of living in New York City, my youngest daughter has become a Southerner! Guess I need to learn some good Mississippi cooking!

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Sugar Cookies from Iowa, 1949

Some of the best cookie makers are from Iowa. I know because I grew up with one of them.

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Ben Kinmont Bookseller

Ben Kinmont is considered the leading rare book dealer in the United States specializing in books about food, wine, health, and the history of taste.

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