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The chef who said no to building a business empire

In an era when celebrity chefs have cooking shows, multiple restaurants, branded products, and a big presence on social media, Gabrielle Hamilton has become one of the most respected figures in the industry by saying no to most of it. 387 more words


The Cookbook | Six Of My Favourites

Since moving out of home and becoming a proper adult almost ten years ago, I’ve amassed quite the collection of cookbooks in my Expedit shelves – some have been gifts from others, most have been gifts to myself, and… 1,054 more words


planes, trains, automobiles

There is nothing like a lot of hurry-up-and-wait that characterizes modern-day traveling to catch up on some reading. I went on vacation for a few weeks, spending fourteen days prowling the streets of Denmark, Germany, and Austria and happily taking the opportunity to play tourist and eat as much currywurst as I could possibly stand. 1,672 more words

Blood, bones and butter by Gabrielle Hamilton (Vintage)

“We threw a party. The same party every year, when I was a kid. It was a spring lamb roast, and we roasted four or five whole little guys who each weighed only about forty pounds over an open fire and invited more than a hundred.” 427 more words


writing is the healing place and space.

I stare at her text, eyes filling with tears.

“Writing is the work for you and me,” she writes. “That is the healing place and space.” 380 more words

Prune's Perfect Pan-Roasted Trout

Be forewarned: There’s serious fat in this dish.

A full cup of butter and olive oil (which is half of what the original recipe called for). 487 more words


A Good Book is Like a Meal

Whether it’s a food memoir, a collection of essays or a nice novel, a great food book entertains me on several levels. My appetite is piqued, I learn something, I appreciate all the hard work that goes into a meal or a restaurant or a career and sometimes I’m even inspired to get in the kitchen. 397 more words

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