December – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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It is one of the near-indisputable facts of life that tiny things are adorable. One has only to glance at social media to find that it is dominated by hamsters eating eentsy burritos, tea cup pigs dressed as darling, porcine … Continue reading

November – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  In October of 2013 a couple who are part of my beloved improv family welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into the world. In order to take some pressure off the new parents, a request was made on their behalf … Continue reading

September – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I’m not the world’s biggest fan of sweet baked goods, generally speaking. When I was a kid, I didn’t care a whole lot for cookies beyond your basic chocolate chip, and I disliked cake so much that I would eat … Continue reading

August – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  In Atlanta for business in August of 2013, I attended an informal dinner party thrown by some friends. The house where it was held was unbelievable; a vast, yet homey, multilevel wooden mansion next to a creek, on the … Continue reading

July – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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As I’ve written in the past, I didn’t get serious about Food until I was in my 30s, and when I did, I learned the way most home cooks do: in a higgledy piggledy fashion, bouncing from subject to subject … Continue reading

June – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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A few years back, I was browsing Facebook when I came across a post from a friend, Sarah, asking for folks to help crowdfund her friend’s cookbook. Curious, I checked it out. The only thing I remember of the Kickstarter … Continue reading

May – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  Tarragon. Tarragon is one of those herbs that I have seen frequently on lists of “top herbs and spices to have in your kitchen” or included as part of an 18-bottle spice rack combo pack.  It is one of … Continue reading

April – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I am what you’d call a mutt.  Growing up, my brothers and I were told that our forebears hailed from a plethora of places, stretching across Europe from Poland to Ireland, and even down into Africa, with a little Jewish … Continue reading

March – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I come from what some might call a foodie family, and yet I didn’t always feel the pull of the kitchen as strongly as I do now.  My grandfather was a chef, and so was one of my cousins, for … Continue reading