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The Birthday Brisket

When I began to plan my Mom’s surprise 60th birthday party menu, I had trouble keeping the list short. “What about pulled pork sandwiches?” I asked my roommates. “Dulce de leche cupcakes….shrimp romesco….oh no, these look good, too…what about chickpea … Continue reading

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My Culinary Guru

It must be nice to live like Ina Garten –  study cuisine in France like Julia Child, marry the Dean of Dartmouth, build a kitchen and home of your dreams in the Hamptons – I mean, what could be better … Continue reading

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Blackberry French Toast

My obsession with developing the perfect french toast recipe began about two weeks ago.  I’d begun experimenting with fruit sauces and had exhausted one too many containers of Purely Decadent’s new cookie dough ice cream. The problem was that the … Continue reading

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A Fest of Pumpkins

Every year, there is a Pumpkin festival in Keene, NH. A tradition of carving, costume wearing and early bar hopping, it is also a hub for local restaurants and chefs to exhibit their favorite New England foods. With only one … Continue reading

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My Grandmother’s Chicken Soup

In these last weeks, there have been a lot of firsts for me: breaking down my first chicken, mastering the double broiler, and tackling the charcoal grill. Outside of the culinary classroom, I took my first Capoeria class (Brazilian martial … Continue reading

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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

Pigeon Pie. Yesterday I was watching a show on the Food Network with Jeff Corwin. Jeff was wandering the rocky hillsides of Morocco exploring native cuisines that hadn’t changed in hundreds of years – cooking lamb in man made underground … Continue reading

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If Only Brisket Gobbled

Rosh Hashanah is like Thanksgiving for Jews. From juicy apples and honey to fall-off the bone brisket, it is impossible to leave the dinner table anything but stuffed. This year, the meal was sinfully delicious. Similar to turkey day, the … Continue reading

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