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Mole made simple with Chef Alonso Hernández at Mesón Sacristía de la Compañía

Mole (pron: molé). Apparently it’s acceptable to eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner if my recent trip to Puebla, Mexico is to be believed  Whether it’s served over chilaquiles for breakfast, or over chicken for lunch or dinner, mole poblano, the dark chocolately-brown sauce is most definitely ubiquitous on Poblano menus. The history of […]

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Mactweets go to France

This month’s Mactweets theme is vacation macarons. So since I am leaving today for nearly 7 weeks in France, I felt it my duty to make “macarons bleu, blanc et rouge” in homage to the French flag!  And, whilst I am not technically on vacation in Paris (I’ll be doing some recipe development, teaching some […]

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On following recipes….

I’ve been in Mexico for five days, exploring Puebla with the Mexican Tourism Board. You know, Puebla, the home of mole poblano. And other delicious treats like chulupas, chilaquiles, sopa poblana, cemitas and cremitas (don’t worry you’ll find out more soon!). In any case, it’s quite fitting that this month’s Kitchen Bootcamp challenge was salads […]

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French Fridays with Dorie: David’s seaweed sablés

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe (David’s seaweed sablés, p 14) was a surprise hit. Knowing it was a David Lebovitz recipe adapted by Dorie, I had no doubt the recipe would work, but just wasn’t sure about the combination of the sweet and salty with seaweed. In a shortbread cookie.  I mean, I […]

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(Sole) meunière for the JC100

This week’s recipe is one that those of us familiar with Julia Child’s life have been waiting for:  Filets of Sole Meuniere, Julia’s first-ever meal in France, from The Way to Cook.  In My Life in France, Julia described the sole as “a morsel of perfection” and “the most exciting meal” of her life.  It […]

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Tuesdays with Dorie: French Strawberry Cake

or… How I didn’t COMPLETELY suck at making a fancy French cake. Just a little bit… This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie – Baking with Julia – recipe, French Strawberry Cake (p 273) was hosted by Sophia of Sophia’s Sweets and Allison of Sleep Love Think Dine.  As soon as I saw this, I knew I would just have […]

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