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friday feast: two poems from Joys of the Table: An Anthology of Culinary Verse (+ recipes)

“The joys of the table belong equally to all ages, conditions, countries and times; they mix with all other pleasures, and remain the last to console us for their loss.” (Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin) 1,382 more words

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friday feast: judyth hill channels her inner brownie

Sometimes there’s more to a brownie than meets the eye.

A really good brownie could become your identity, your touchstone, your raison d’être.

A dark chocolate… 1,622 more words

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Chatting with Author Erin Hagar about Julia Child: An Extraordinary Life in Words and Pictures

I’m doubly excited to welcome Baltimore-based author Erin Hagar to Alphabet Soup: her very first published children’s book hits shelves today, and it’s about one of my favorite people, … 2,190 more words

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friday feast: a taste of Carol-Ann Hoyte's new anthology, Dear Tomato (+ 2 recipes)

Just in time for growing season, here’s a brand new anthology that serves up a delectable cornucopia of poems celebrating the food we eat and where it comes from. 2,146 more words

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[Author Chat + Giveaway] Mara Rockliff on Gingerbread for Liberty!: How a German Baker Helped Win the American Revolution

There’s nothing more delicious than learning something new about a well-loved food.

When I think of gingerbread, I think of Emily Dickinson lowering basketfuls to the neighborhood children, Laura Ingalls Wilder setting out a pan to cool at Rocky Ridge Farm, or Emily Brontë baking… 1,795 more words

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[tasty review] How to Behave at a Tea Party by Madelyn Rosenberg and Heather Ross (+recipes and a giveaway!)

Fancy hats on, pinkies up — it’s time for a Tea Party!

Wait a minute. Do you know the proper way to behave at a tea party? 1,341 more words

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[review and recipe] Catch That Cookie by Hallie Durand and David Small (+ surprise giveaway!)

Stories about runaway food — whether pancakes, bannocks, rice cakes, latkes, tortillas or gingerbread men — have long delighted children of all ages. Though Queen Elizabeth I is credited with… 925 more words

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