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Coconut chili butternut squash soup recipe

Asian-inspired coconut-chili butternut squash soup and The McCormick Flavor Forecast

Today I am excited to present you the first of my posts in partnership with McCormick Spices on the occasion of the launch of their Flavor Forecast 2012.  What is the Flavor Forecast? “The Flavor Forecast has been a leader in identifying emerging culinary trends that inspire a passion for flavor for over a decade. […]

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Devilled drumsticks for the Gojee virtual pot luck

Some of you might know already that I contribute recipes to Gojee – a fabulously delicious site which collects recipes from around the web and makes them searchable by ingredient – beware, it’s pretty darned addictive! From time to time, Gojee hosts events in New York City, gathering contributors together over, what else? Food and […]

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Dorie Greenspan's M Jacques Armagnac chicken from Around my French Table

French Fridays with Dorie: M. Jacques’ Armagnac chicken

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (M. Jacques’ Armagnac chicken, pp 204-205) was one I had been looking forward to for a while. I love a roast chicken – in fact, it’s often our “go to” meal when we can’t think of something  else to cook. This way we’ll have leftovers for weekday lunches […]

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Abby Dodge’s peasant boule for January #baketogether

See that up there ^^^^^ Yes, that’s bread. Baked by me. I know, I know, it’s not really that impressive, but if you consider the last time I posted about bread, well, I have come a really long way….  Oh sure, I can make macarons but bread and yeasted breads in particular have always eluded […]

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The World Cheese Book and Juliet Harbutt’s British cheese selection at Sobeys

Late last year, I was invited to an event at The Cookbook Store in Toronto put on by Sobeys with Andy Shay (Sobeys’ resident cheese expert) and Juliet Harbutt.  Harbutt is one of the world’s leading authorities on cheese, author of 11 cheese books (including the popular World Cheese Book), and founder of the British […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: Bubble top brioche

I’m actually a little in shock.  After finding out earlier in the week that this week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe was Bubble Top Brioche (pp 496-497), I approached the task with great trepidation – bready, yeasty things and I not generally being the best of friends.  Having arrived back from the West Coast late […]

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