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Lemon Yogurt Cake

February 27th, 2009 · 66 Comments

This is one of those stand-by recipes that I’m always craving. I remember devouring this issue of Bon Appétit, way back in February 2005. I had just returned from a trip to Europe, where I ate my way through Paris and completely fell in love with the food. Would I ever taste food like that […]

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Souffléed Macaroni and Cheese

February 1st, 2009 · 80 Comments

I first heard the name “Clementine Paddleford” last year, as I uploaded old article to the Gourmet Web site. She wrote a column called “Food Flashes” in the 1940’s. Today, they’re great to read because of the history – the country was a very different place back then. You can check them out here.

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Simple Coq au Vin

October 5th, 2008 · 58 Comments

I’m somewhat of a cooking snob, but when a friend recommended Cooking Light as a great recipe resource and the opportunity to buy a discounted subscription came along, I jumped on it. The magazine has been delivered to my apartment monthly since June, most issues languishing neglected in my magazine wrack. But the October issue […]

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Cheese Log #3: Chabichou du Poitou

July 13th, 2008 · 45 Comments

Chabichou du Poitou ($16 each at Artisanal Cheese)

Origin: France—This old French cheese is produced in a narrow geographic region in the chalky soils of Poitou between Paris and Bordeaux. The name is protected, guaranteeing authenticity of origin. (From www.ArtisanalCheese.com.)
Type: Semisoft
Taste: “Sweet, slightly minerally, and clean”
Season: Avoid December through May – winter is not […]

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Cheese Log: Raw Milk Raclette

April 15th, 2008 · 62 Comments

Raw Milk Raclette ($9.99 /lb. at Fairway)
Origin: France and Switzerland
Type: Washed Rind—Washed during aging in salt and water (a brine), beer, wine or spirits. Pungent, stinky, fruity, meaty, intense, and aromatic with a vibrant pink to orange edible rind. (from The Murray’s Cheese Handbook)
On the package: “Aged for 60 days, raclette has a full, […]

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