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Whatever Happened to Fanny Cradock?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Whatever Happened to You” from Don Elliot Sings by Don Elliot. Released: 2015 I don’t know about your attention to detail, but frequently, my spouse will read something in the paper that “so … Continue reading

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Battle of the Sexes – In Cookbooks

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Morris: French Chef Theme – Arr. Richard Hayman” from Evening at Pops by Arthur Fiedler “Men are better – on the job, in the bedroom, and in the kitchen. All males are endowed … Continue reading

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Baking Bread with a Banneton

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Smell That Bread” from Wild, Free and Reckless by Wayne Hancock. Released: 1999 I was recently fortunate to come across yet another book by Linda West Eckhardt and Diana Collingwood Butts, authors of … Continue reading

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“Antipooches of heart of beast and of chicken” Huh?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Fun Words from Foreign Languages” from Little Turtles by Davy Andrews. Released: 2012 In my never-ending quest for cookbooks, I occasionally come across one in a “foreign” language. Now, “foreign” is a relative … Continue reading

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“Every Thin Woman Wants to Grow Plump”

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “A Little Taste of This, A Little Taste of That” from Bon Appétit! Musical Food Fun by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. Released: 2003. So sayeth Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, in “The Physiology of … Continue reading

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Food and the Romance of Painting

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “The Painter’s Garden” from Sketches of Fancy by Stefan Petzén. Released: 1993 In my ever expanding collection of cookbooks, I am always happy to find cookbooks related to ‘The Arts’. A number of … Continue reading

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Recipes that Annoy Me

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY MUSIC Music – “Recipe Hoe Down” from Big Bad Bantam Rooster by Tasha Platt. Released: 2009. In reading cookbooks in bed, late at night, I periodically come across a recipe that either doesn’t make sense to … Continue reading

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Waiter, There’s a Hare in my Soup!

I hesitated before writing this post, as I used to have two pet rabbits and I have never, nor would I, ever eat rabbit. It’s just not in my comfort zone at all. Nevertheless, in reading through a lot of … Continue reading

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Turkey and “The Shroud of Turin”, Revisited

On November 29th, I posted “Turkey and “The Shroud of Turin”, about my new venture into wrapping a whole turkey in cheesecloth to cook. I had only recently seen someone do this on a Food Network show, and also recently … Continue reading

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So, Who was Marcel Boulestin?

CLICK ABOVE TO PLAY Music – “Quel Fromage #1” from Club De Paris – Traditional French Cafe Music by Café Chill Lounge Club. I am an inveterate fan of cooking shows and have been as long as I can remember … Continue reading

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