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January 2007

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Melksjokolade Decadence

((or, an enduring love affair with the dark bean)) Gourmet snuck in a little recipe on its February table of contents that immediately caught my eye: Milk Chocolate Pudding, lightly tossed with whipped cream. I’ll go out on a limb here and say that…

29 January 2007
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Birth-day, Cake

Today is my grandmother’s birthday, and she is 87-years-old! A child of the roaring 20s, she was born in Jersey City, N.J., where she still lives. A notoriously sensitive eater, this jam-and-butter cake is something she could actually nibble at and enjoy enormously. I…

25 January 2007
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Comfort Among the Pots and Pans

Last night when I was cooking dinner I thought of Banana Yoshimoto’s book Kitchen, about a girl who moves in with a friend after the death of her grandmother. She sleeps on a couch in their living room near the kitchen, where she feels…

23 January 2007
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To Roast Thee is to Love Thee

My dear dressed-up cabbage flaunting your best Sunday attire, How do I love you, little cauliflower? Oh, there are many, many ways: I love you for your delicious, crumbly gratins baked for an hour in the oven on Friday evenings; I love your Monday…

18 January 2007
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Hopefully not R.I.P.

Manka’s burned over Christmas and things in Inverness may never be the same. The inn and restaurant was visited by celebrities and locals alike — but what made it stand out was owner Margaret Grade’s use of produce and ingredients from within a 15-mile…

11 January 2007