vintage post: tapas at home.

This post is from September 2009 on my first (now defunct) food blog, when I made dinner for my “friend”.  I have to smile when remembering this dinner because it was actually the first time I’d ever had Jules over to my apartment, and he was running late.  He finally arrived with a bottle of […]

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late to hanukkah: latkes.

One exceptionally rainy day, I was perusing my kitchen contents and decided that it was just the right weather for latkes.  I’m not Jewish, I don’t celebrate Hanukkah, but I have major Jewish food envy.  I love just-fried latkes.  I also love brisket, rugelach, a good pastrami sandwich, and matzoh ball soup, and am absolutely bummed […]

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gougères, a pictorial.

This is probably one of my favorite recipes, because it is so simple and satisfying, and impressive when you present them to guests!  If you’d like the recipe, just click back to my earlier entry here.

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gougères: kitchen therapy

When I am having an exceptionally crappy day, sometimes I turn my frustration into baked goods.  After a particularly annoying work day, I decided to turn out a batch of delicious gougères.  Gougères are little puffs of eggy goodness that are often served at wine tastings in Burgundy.  Try them – you will love them.  […]

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viva españa: pan tumaca

The preparation of pan tumaca is pretty similar to that of Italian bruschetta, but instead of using chopped tomatoes, I use a puree. When using olive oil as a dressing (not heating it up), use the best tasting olive oil you can afford.  Pan Tumaca Plain baguette One whole clove of fresh garlic, peeled Extra […]

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