Category Archives: books

Happy Birthday, Julia

Happy 100th. An inspiration for so many generations, and still counting. “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” “The best way to execute French cooking is to get good and loaded … Continue reading

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Books for Hungry Young Readers

From the always interesting Simmer Til Done. And it’s not Mardi Gras until you’ve had your King Cake.

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Confederate Coffee

Ran into this in the doc’s waiting room the other day:How a coffee shortage killed the confederacy, in Mental Floss. Turns out it wasn’t the substantially larger population, industrial infrastructure, or transportation assets, but coffee that determined the outcome of … Continue reading

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Training Table Reading List

Daylight Savings Time is almost over, and we’ll revert to the hours as nature intended for us to experience them, before rush hours and must see TV and all of the other chronological cues of modern society. We will soon … Continue reading

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The History of Chinese Food in America

Fun Fact: There are more Chinese restaurants in America than there are McDonald’s in the whole world. The Exchange: Chop Suey. Is there anything more American than Chinese food?

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Tomato Soup on a slow Saturday

Everyone’s sick here… head colds, coughs, runny noses. So it looks as though we’ll be spending this sunny day in bed or on the couch. Fortunately, I made a quick and easy tomato soup (with grilled cheese on the side, … Continue reading

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Fake Baking

This weekend’s The Splendid Table featured Zoe Francois and Jeff Hertzberg, who explained how everyone can enjoy homemade artisan bread in just five minutes a day. Really. I’m still trying to find five free minutes. Make it “artisan bread in … Continue reading

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