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WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH – Let’s hear it for the girls

“You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?” Nigella Lawson Hi there, March is Women’s History Month. So for the next four weeks and I am going to write about a woman chef who you may not be familiar with. Today I…

MEATLOAF – So many versions, so little time

“To have a basic ingredient that can be prepared a million different ways is a beautiful thing.” Alice Waters Hi there, The recipe I am going to share today is for meatloaf. It seems from my research that we humans have been eating meatloaf for a very long time. There are competing histories, including the…

D. W.’S SECRET SAUCE

“BAM” Emeril Lagasse Hi There, All cultures have some variety of pepper plants, of differing intensities, that they cultivate and use to add that “BAM” to their cooking. Archaeobiologist have discovered that ancient peoples were enjoying spicy food made with hot peppers even before they got around to inventing pottery. Today I am going to…

COQ AU VIN – a chicken in every pot

Hi there, Valentine’s Day seemed the perfect time to show my love by serving Coq au Vin. This dish has been around forever and has an interesting history. Legends point to the existence of this dish to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar. The rooster was a symbol of valor to the Gauls. Besieged by the…

COQ AU VIN – a chicken in every pot

Hi there, Valentine’s Day seemed the perfect time to show my love by serving Coq au Vin. This dish has been around forever and has an interesting history. Legends point to the existence of this dish to ancient Gaul and Julius Caesar. The rooster was a symbol of valor to the Gauls. Besieged by the…

COOKING WITH FRIENDS

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.”   – Elsa Schiaparelli Hi there, Today I want to share with you a recipe that my dear friend Roe shared with me. Roe is a wonderful cook and even more wonderful friend. She grew up in an area that is affectionately known as South Philly….

Scrippelle ‘mbusse(Crepes for Shrove Tuesday)

“A first-rate soup is more creative than a second-rate painting.” Abraham Maslow Hi there, I hope you won’t be bored with another soup type recipe. This recipe comes from the Abruze Region of Italy where surprisingly it gets cold in the winter. There is a very charming story about how this soup came about. Tradition…

WEEKEND COOKING

If a recipe has the word PIZZA in it, it is absolutely guaranteed that I will read it. I think pizza is an aphrodisiac. What follows are three recipes that caught my eye this week that had the word pizza in the title. “You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry…

PASTA E CECI ALLA ROMANO

“Everything you see I owe to pasta.” SOPHIA LOREN Hi there, Last week we had a winter storm that dumped a lot of snow over the course of two days. On “snow days” my thoughts always run to a nice warm homemade pot of soup. I started to go through my pantry to get inspired…

WEEKEND COOKING

With Super Bowl Sunday fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to share with you three easy and delicious finger food recipes. “You don’t need a silver fork to eat good food.” Paul Prodhomme Football season is snack season, and finger food is the name of the game. Why not take advantage of this…

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