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Cranberry bean Gratin

As an unabashed bean lover, I felt immediately drawn to Alice Waters’ recipe for Cranberry bean gratin in The Art of Simple Food.  Flavorsome cranberry beans are first cooked from scratch, and later sautéed in a variety of aromatic vegetables and tomatoes.  491 more words

Cookbook Haul: Part 3

When my mom first pressed an Ina Garten cookbook into my hands, I was seven years old and hardly qualified as a chef. Still, I spent hours perched on the kitchen counter flipping through the colorful pages, filled with photos of the Hamptons, baskets of heirloom tomatoes, and beautifully constructed tables awaiting guests and platters of Fennel Salmon, butternut squash, and peach pie. 201 more words


the farmwives' kitchen :: thankful

I woke up excited.  It was a beautiful day, with a rather exciting prospect of rain in the afternoon.  The question was, could I make a batch of plum jam, mow the lawn, and bake a three layer chocolate cake before friends arrived? 187 more words

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Food Manifesto

Overture: I will not make up any crazy food rules that make me go paranoid thereby reducing my lifespan. I will not put myself into one of the XXXX-arian categories. 543 more words