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Fish Stew with Fennel and Potatoes for the Rainy Days of Spring

Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year, and as such tonight feels like the eve of something fun. Tomorrow, we set our clocks ahead. I almost used an exclamation point there, but am reserved for a few…
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Farm Camp

Mark and I just returned from Farm Camp, a weekend near the Adirondack Mountains in New York, spent with other people from the culinary world, hosted by the wonderful Jen and Mike, owners of Flying Pigs Farm. Mary Cleaver, owner…
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Sweet & Cheesy Corn Chowder

After a few weeks off from the cooking demos today was my first day back. I left in summer and while technically it is still the same season, the fall bounty is starting to roll in off the fields. This…
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Sweet Peas

Traditionally, peas get planted on St. Patrick’s Day in our neck of the woods. They take about 80 days to harvest, which means they’ll be done in time to plant tomatoes, eggplant, cucumbers and other heat loving vegetables. Peas and…
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Chicken Liver Paté

I’ve come to believe that the appeal of chicken livers lies deep in the psychic memory of one’s childhood. Either you dreaded being forced to eat them and they conjure memories of sitting in the dark at the table until…
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Weekend Diary of the G&P

Mark & I are antsy for spring. We’ve got all of our seed catalogues and spend evenings pouring over heirloom herbs and vegetables to soon be planted in our backyard. Until the 50 degree days are here to stay (and…
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Chili For A Cold Winter’s Night

In culinary school, we’ve been braising and stewing large, primal and sub-primal cuts of meat. This week, I had Osso Bucco and Oxtail for the first time. I loved both. Long, slow, moist cooking renders even the toughest meat, like…
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Hands-on Learning to Cook

When I started out, I was prepared to provide a hands-on account of what its like to go to culinary school. Partially to educate you, but also to do some reflection on the experience. What I am discovering is that…
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My First Day of School

Whenever I see pictures of so-and-so’s first day of school, I think Great. Another high school acquaintance found me, friended me and has added me to their list of people who care about so-and-so getting on the school bus. Yes,…
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Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers & Culinary School

Culinary school starts in a week. Have I mentioned that I am going in to culinary school? Its pretty awesome. Prohibitively expensive, had it not been for dear old Aunt Sallie Mae, before she froze all assets. Remember? Back before…
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