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Virginia Willis says we should Lighten Up so let's have Peach Soup!

I met Virginia at a book launch party for Anne Willan. Virginia was one of Anne’s star pupils at her renowned culinary school La Varenne… 762 more words

Tutti Fruity

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

The Words

A book and a bookplate

It has been so cold the past week that I have hunkered down and continuing to read and study La Varenne Pratique, the fabulous textbook of Anne Willan’s cooking school in France years ago. 244 more words

Book Reviews

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

Cooking connections

I love random connections, the seven degrees, not of separation, but of connections that link us to one another, whether it’s in our neighborhoods, cities, countries, or across the ocean.   928 more words

One Soufflé at a Time bakes to perfection

One Soufflé at a Time

~ A Memoir of Food and France ~

I’ve been wanting to read this book since I heard it was coming out last year.   810 more words

Book Reviews