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Try my elegant Butter Lettuce Salad for your holiday dinner.

  For the dressing: 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 teaspoonsDijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 1/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil   For the salad: 4 heads butter lettuce or 2 large heads Boston lettuce, separated…

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A new series on Julia Child is premiering today. Learn more here.

Today on @hbomax, a new series on Julia Child is premiering! I, for one, will be curled up with a glass of wine and perhaps some French cheese in front of the screen. I hope you will all join me. Find it here.

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On Monday, March 14th I was on the @rachaelrayshow.

I demonstrated 3 unusual ways to use everyday sandwich bread; my favorite kind of cheating recipes. You can find them here. . . Spring Soup with Bread Dumplings, Lemony Pear Turnovers and Shortcut Mushroom Rolls.

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Olympics, Pro Bowl, Super Bowl: Here’s my Celebration Cookbook!

About this time each year, as Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, I get requests from viewers who need last minute help finding crowd friendly party recipes so I create a collection of some of my favorites. This February is an extra specially big event month with the Olympics starting…

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My dear friend Grace Young reminds us why America’s Chinatowns matter.

Chinatowns are struggling to survive and my dear friend Grace Young is reminding Americans why they matter. I was fortunate to contribute to this piece. Author Kristen Hartke included a paywall free link for those who don’t already subscribe to the Washington Post. Find it at #LoveAAPI (but please do…

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A look at Grove Court in NYC where my grandfather once lived.

Here is a cozy spot tucked away in Greenwich Village – Grove Court. My artsy grandfather lived there for a short while when I was a kid. I loved visiting him there. The downstairs bathroom was entered through a door in the bookshelf. Everything was sort of small, maybe that…

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My mom’s dollhouse all decked out for Christmas!

Sending good thoughts to everyone during this crazy time we are in. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

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Now, here is a splendid sweet idea for New Years!

Ok, so now you are all set for Christmas, let’s focus on what delicious things we might want to eat on New Years and here is a splendid sweet idea: cookies from the Salty Heifer, one of my favorite cookie places. I mean how can you resist something called the…

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Need a gift idea for the foodie in your family?

Well, how about a subscription to the online series of short cooking videos called Cook with Jacques Pépin & Friends? Volume 3 is just out with 50 new recipes. The teachers in this series are all accomplished chefs and friends of Jacques Pepin. It is a gift guaranteed to improve any budding…

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Hey New Yorkers! If you still need stocking stuffers, here is the place to find them!

Still looking for stocking stuffers? If you live in New York City do I have the place for you! KK discount at 78 Mulberry Street. Look what I picked up there during a recent visit. They have EVERYTHING and at a spectacular price. (wondering what that tool is on the…

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