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50 Women Game Changers in Food: Anne Willan (Week 27)

In 2011, Gourmet released their list of the 50 Women Game Changers in Food. I stumbled on this entirely by accident. One week a couple of months ago, I was meal planning, and didn’t have access to my Ina Garten cookbooks. 633 more words


Soul Food

I’ve been making gallons of chicken stock just lately, and its started me thinking about ‘soul food’. I suppose most people think of it as comfort & nurture, simple childhood food memories or the food of the deep south of the… 468 more words

Nuts & Bolts....recipes

Bleating for Answers in the Goat Year (or is it the Sheep?)

THE French call a goat a poor man’s cow, wrote Anne Willan in her cookbook The Country Cooking of France, because it needs no more than roadside herbage to survive. 661 more words

Essays & Observations

Anne Willan on La Varenne

“Once, La Varenne Pratique was that rare treasure you had to search for.”

An interview with the legendary Anne Willan  6 more words


Lunch with Anne Willan, founder of L'Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne with Denise Vivaldo of DVG Group. / Déjeuner avec Anne Willan, fondateur de l'Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne avec Denise Vivaldo de DVG Groupe.

Anne Willan has had an extraordinary career in the culinary arts and is recognized as one of the world’s preeminent authorities on French cooking. She founded École de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris in 1975. 454 more words

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Lifelong Learning: One Soufflé at a Time

I can’t describe how proud I am of this photograph. I’ve previously written about my admiration for my mentor and teacher, Anne Willan in a post titled… 1,298 more words