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In Praise of January

In Praise of January

“What do you mean, in praise of January?” asked my husband, reading over my shoulder, “what is good about January?” So I said the magic word: “Galette des Rois” (the Kings Cake), and his eyes lit up. On the first of January, this famous cake pops up in patisseries all...
In Praise of Christmas Lima Beans

In Praise of Christmas Lima Beans

I have been in love with dry beans forever. Pink lentils enrapture me. I salivate over green split peas. I would never pass on cream of lima bean soup. By now, you know that it started with my mother, of course. When I grew up, legumes were inexpensive, they were...
In Praise of the Fall Season

In Praise of the Fall Season

Mid-NovemberThe trees have lost most of their leaves and the first frost has killed the last flowers in the garden. Pushed by an eastern gale, a few flurries have been dancing horizontally across the window panes, hardly visible against the white sky. We have changed...
In Praise of Inventiveness: Three Kings Apple Pie Recipe

In Praise of Inventiveness: Three Kings Apple Pie Recipe

What do you do with a left-over of sweet pastry and almond paste, and three Macintosh apples which have been brooding in the lowest drawer of your refrigerator and are begging you for attention? You invent a new dessert! I call this dessert the “Three Kings Apple...
In Praise of Laziness: Coconut Curry Ginger Sauce

In Praise of Laziness: Coconut Curry Ginger Sauce

I know of at least three good reasons why you would pose at the entrance to the kitchen and ask yourself the following question: “Do I really have to cook today ?” (yes, you probably have to cook. It’s raining cats and dogs outside and the wind is howling. Not a good day to go out!):

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