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Cooking with Wolves (Or, Keeping the Wolf Away from the Door)

There’s a whining at the threshold,
There’s a scratching at the floor.
To work! To work! In Heaven’s name!
The wolf is at the door!
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November spawned a monster

Rainy Thursday morning, Thanksgiving at the lake, all to myself. The level’s come up to the rocks, nowhere to sit. Ginger has a private crap somewhere in the trees. 481 more words


Nellie Celebrates Great Chefs

What do you say when your Chef invites you to not only discuss product for a James Beard Dinner, but also attend the affair? Well, “Hell yes!”. 350 more words


Of James and His Beard

When I first met Donnie, he mentioned the James Beard Foundation. I nodded along, most of what he was saying was going way over my head, but I nodded anyway. 482 more words


Lago Restaurant Review

While in Las Vegas for the IBIE conference, I decided to take myself out to dinner. This was my first dinner out alone, and I quickly learned something: I hate dining by myself (I do lunch or coffee all the time, but a three or four course meal..?) I found myself alone, at a table for two, surrounded by people who were in groups. 541 more words


Review: Provence 1970 by Luke Barr

As a graduate student, I studied the 20th century expat Americans who lived in Europe between and around the two world wars, but it wasn’t until my former roommate and awesome friend… 716 more words

Julia Child

Basic White Bread (for the Basic White Girl)

The Before

It is no secret amongst my family that bread has never exactly been my strong suit in the kitchen. My uncle likes to recall a particular thanksgiving at which I made the rolls; the term hockey pucks was a teasing (albeit accurate) description of my results. 581 more words

Adventures In Baking