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Det Burgers

Here I am with some buddies outside the Del Rio, the bar where we worked in the mid seventies. Right now, it reminds me of a very peaceful uncomplicated time in my life. The Del Rio was famous for (among many things) – the Det Burger, the perfect recipe for these…

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Cheese Sandwich Soufflé

I found this recipe for Cheese Sandwich Soufflé in a file card box that belonged to my Grandmother, written in her old fashioned lovely script. It is a tasty, yet really simple recipe, that I am sure would work with the whole family. Start to finish: 2 hours (15 minutes active)…

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Happy Easter!!

These are eggs we (me and the kids, and assorted friends), decorated many years ago. Every year I pull them out and they make me happy (especially this year!) Happy Easter!!

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If you want to learn how to paint like this, go to myblueprint.com.

If you want to learn how to paint like this (I did this watercolor pear), you should check out mybluprint.com. I took online classes with Kateri Ewing and she’s a fantastic teacher. But they offer all kinds of crafts – sewing, crocheting, quilting, pattern making, coronavirus mask making… and are offering…

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Rustic Potato and Greens Pie

Servings: 6 I made one of my favorite savory pies with greens and fingerling potatoes from Chefs Garden. When I was working in Gourmet’s test kitchen in the mid-Eighties and we styled a dish to be photographed that didn’t look perfect, we’d turn a negative into a positive by calling…

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No-Knead Walnut Rosemary Bread

Generally speaking, in the culinary world there are bakers and there are cooks. It takes a chemist’s love of precision, not to say a certain steeliness, to be a baker. Me, I’m a cook. But I do love to bake bread. In fact, I’ve been on a bread-baking kick for…

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Salade Niçoise

Inspired by the produce in my box from Chefs Garden, I made one of Julia Child’s favorite salads – Salade Niçoise. Anytime she invited people over for lunch she made this salad. You can see both the fresh baby lettuces and also a mix of micro greens, micro herbs (those…

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If you want an entertaining distraction from these crazy times, here’s Julia Child doing her first ever cooking episode.

In December I went to Washington to contribute to a PBS series about Julia Child. If you want an entertaining distraction from these crazy times, please watch this video. It is about Julia doing her first ever cooking episode – Boeuf Bourguignon – with commentary by me and Carla Hall…

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Tonight’s dinner: Butternut Squash Soup with Kielbasa, Chiles, Rosemary and Feta. Oh, and round two of (3 year old yeast) Walnut Rosemary Bread (but with olives this time).

First I cut a butternut squash in half and roasted it, cut side down in a 400° F oven for 40 minutes or until it was very tender and then pureed it in a food processor. Meanwhile, I had some kielbasa in the freezer so I chopped that up and…

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If you want a box of gorgeous tasty produce delivered to your door, you must check out this new opportunity.

The Chefs Garden, a huge farm in Huron, Ohio, has been supplying chefs around the country with delicious produce for many years. Now that most restaurants are closed and produce is sitting in the field, Lee Jones, the founder of chef’s garden (a friend, and a guest many years ago…

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