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Entries from May 2008

Pasta in 15 Minutes?

May 26th, 2008 · No Comments

I’m a sucker for a good time gimmick. I used to watch Rachael Ray’s Food Network show 30 Minute Meals, just waiting for the episode when she would be forced to turn to the camera and say, “Whoop-see! Guess we’re out of time!”
That’s why, unless it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, I always flip to the “quick […]

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Tags: dinner · food media · italian · quick fix

A Party with a Trifle

May 21st, 2008 · 64 Comments

Trifle is a traditional English dessert first created in the 18th century to use up leftover cake and cream—the word “trifle” means whimsical or of little importance. The traditional English version involves sherry- or fruit juice-soaked sponge cake, spread with jam, covered in custard and topped with whipped cream. American trifles commonly add fruit to […]

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Tags: baking · dessert · recipes

Bon Appétit

May 14th, 2008 · No Comments

For anyone who has noticed (hi, Grandma), sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I haven’t cooked or baked in a while either (sorry, Geoff). I’ve been launching a Web site. And now, after months of preparation, a few weeks of grueling long hours and a ton of Time Square Turkish take-out (the Web editor’s […]

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Tags: food media

Taco Night

May 4th, 2008 · 82 Comments

Ole! My infatuation with Mexican food and Spanish culture has led me down a rocky culinary path. The disastrous mini flans I made for my 8th grade Spanish class come to mind, as well as the oily churros I fed to my Mom’s Bunco group. That being said, I make great sopapillas (a hollow […]

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Tags: dinner · mexican food · recipes · seafood