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Look for my new Associated Press column in newspapers nationwide!

My new weekly Associated Press column, “KitchenWise” has started appearing in newspapers around the country. The column uses tasty recipes to teach basic cooking skills every home cook will want to master. This week’s recipe is Fettuccine with Sautéed Artichokes and Pancetta. If your paper doesn’t run it, you can…

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Join me in Newport on September 20th!

On Saturday, September 20th, you’ll find me at the 9th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival. At 1:30, I will be doing a demo in the Marble House about how to make a French apple tart in the shape of a rose and I will be sharing a little…

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Have you heard about Black Garlic?

A lot of things show up in my e-mail inbox each day but when my weekly newsletter from 150ish.com arrived a week or so ago with this article about Black Garlic I found it so interesting that I just had to stop everything and read the whole story. The web…

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Learn Butchery from Erika Nakamura, July 23rd to 25th!

For culinary pros looking to sharpen their butchery skills, from July 23rd to 25th, the International Culinary Center’s Soho, NY, school will be hosting a 3-day Butchery Intensive with Erika Nakamura of Lindy & Grundy, the old-fashioned Los Angeles butcher shop which has been making waves with their sustainable, whole-animal approach.The course will…

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Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals Starts June 19!

Here is a list of broadcast schedules for Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals in the top markets. Season Four of Sara’s Weeknight Meals premieres around the country on public television starting on June, 19, 2014 with twenty brand new episodes. Tired of making the same old 10 tired dishes? Well this…

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My River Boat trip down the Rhone.

I am fresh back from my river boat trip down the Rhone. I love that part of France and there is no better way to see it than from a river boat. See the almost budding lavender fields in Ardeche at left. Here is my account of the highlights. Here are…

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Hope you’ll try these recipes from my French cruise.

I just returned from a riverboat cruise down the Rhone in France on the A Rosa ship called “Stella” here is the view from my cabin window at dawn  and here are the recipes for Mini Goat Cheese Souffles in Phyllo Cups with Micro Greens and Radish Salad and Spicy…

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Hope you'll try these recipes from my French cruise.

I just returned from a riverboat cruise down the Rhone in France on the A Rosa ship called “Stella” here is the view from my cabin window at dawn  and here are the recipes for Mini Goat Cheese Souffles in Phyllo Cups with Micro Greens and Radish Salad and Spicy…

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Mushroom Rolls

To celebrate Mother’s Day, this is a recipe that I remember my mother and my aunt making frequently—it is a good choice for anyone who doesn’t feel he or she has the time to make homemade dough. I’ve adapted it from my aunt Jean’s recipe where she uses “homemade-style” white…

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Join me at Lake Austin Spa on July 14th

I am going to be back at the Lake Austin Spa Resort on July 14, teaching a class on healthy summer salads, including Tomato Avocado Salad with Gingered Tomato Vinaigrette, and Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Feta Dressing and Watermelon Cucumber Salsa. For more information or to register for the event, call…

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Indonesian-Style Chicken with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Chicken thighs should be more popular. The meat is much more flavorful than the white meat and almost always cooks up moist, which is not something you can say of chicken breast meat. Yes, the thigh is slightly more caloric than the breast, but I prefer it anyway. This is…

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Answers to Your Holiday Egg Questions

Each year at this time I get questions about preparing, storing, and using hard-cooked eggs. I just wanted to remind you that you can find the answers to your questions in the Kitchen Shrink archive 24/7 all year long. Here are direct links to the answers to your Holiday Egg…

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Join me for a French River Cruise, May 24 to 31, 2014.

Plan ahead for your spring vacation in the French countryside. From May 24th to 31st, I will be teaching cooking classes on an A-ROSA Rhône/Saône river cruise. We will discover delicious French ingredients and recipes that use them as we cruise from Lyons to Arles and back with stops at Lyon, Mâcon,…

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Still time to register for my April 13 Easter Spring Brunch demo at the Silo!

Next weekend I will be returning to The Silo Cooking School in New Milford, Connecticut to do two Demonstrations and there are still places available for my Sunday, April 13 Easter Spring Brunch.  The menu includes Chilled Pea Soup with Mint, Spiced Shrimp and Peanuts, Green Chili and Zucchini Quiche, Quick Sticky Buns, and Strawberry…

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Here is the link to all my tips from the the Rachael Ray Show.

I appeared on The Rachael Ray Show to share my tips for bringing almost dead ingredients back to life – limp lettuce, stale baguettes, rock hard brown sugar. I have a fix for all those dilemmas and more. Here’s a link to the video on Rachael’s web site.

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Here are the recipes from my appearance on the Today Show.

Hope you caught my March 24th appearance on the Today Show where I made Cuban Style Braised Pork Shoulder in a slow cooker and then turned the cooked meat into 4 more main dishes from four different parts of the world to serve later on in the week — a…

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I'll be at Kings in Short Hills on April 26.

On April 26, I will be doing a Cooking Demonstration Class at Kings Cooking Studio from 11 am to 2 pm. The menu will be: Smoked Salmon Rillettes, Open Faced Zucchini Omelet with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Feta, Falafel Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing, Korean Style Burgers, and Cannoli Stuffed Strawberries. Kings Cooking Studio is located…

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I’ll be at Kings in Short Hills on April 26.

On April 26, I will be doing a Cooking Demonstration Class at Kings Cooking Studio from 11 am to 2 pm. The menu will be: Smoked Salmon Rillettes, Open Faced Zucchini Omelet with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Feta, Falafel Salad with Creamy Garlic Dressing, Korean Style Burgers, and Cannoli Stuffed Strawberries. Kings Cooking Studio is located…

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I'm returning to The Silo on April 12 and 13.

Just in time for the spring holidays, I will be returning to The Silo Cooking School in New Milford, Connecticut for two demonstrations. On Saturday April 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. I will make a Spring Holiday Dinner and on Sunday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

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I’m returning to The Silo on April 12 and 13.

Just in time for the spring holidays, I will be returning to The Silo Cooking School in New Milford, Connecticut for two demonstrations. On Saturday April 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. I will make a Spring Holiday Dinner and on Sunday, April 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.…

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Esther’s Chicken Fricassee

Esther Adler, my mother-in-law, gave birth to three sons in less than three years (yikes!) and a daughter three years later. All four kids had hearty appetites, and all four turned out to be fairly strapping individuals. I’ll confess that I’ve often wondered how in the world she managed to…

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Hope you caught me on Rachael Ray; here's more about the show.

On Wednesday, February 19th, I was on the Rachael Ray show talking about new versions (clay pot, wonder bag, and smoker) of ancient cooking pots and helping to solve cooking issues for three of Rachael’s viewers, Jennifer, Sara (spelled the right way!) and Kiyo, pictured from left with me and Rachael. Here’s…

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Hope you caught me on Rachael Ray; here’s more about the show.

On Wednesday, February 19th, I was on the Rachael Ray show talking about new versions (clay pot, wonder bag, and smoker) of ancient cooking pots and helping to solve cooking issues for three of Rachael’s viewers, Jennifer, Sara (spelled the right way!) and Kiyo, pictured from left with me and Rachael. Here’s…

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White Chicken Chili

There is one good reason—other than chicken and chilies—why I love the white chicken chili on the menu at the burrito palace in our neighborhood: sour cream. This quick-to-make home version is delicious unadorned. Add the accompaniments and some homemade or store-bought cornbread and it is over the top. Makes…

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