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Sweet December

There are more sweet dishes in December than in any other month, as it should be. Here in the northern hemisphere, we have a natural tendency to crave copious meals at this time, and sweeter too. It’s a matter of survival, though in these modern times we know enough about nutrition to understand that restraint… Continue reading Sweet December

Fricassee of Words

Fricassée of Words – Talking Turkey

With Thanksgiving just days away, it seemed most appropriate to contemplate the all-American phrase, “Talking Turkey.” Few people know the exact meaning of this phrase. Historians have turned to old publications to place it in its proper context and come up with at least three different usages. What is certain, however, is that “Talking Turkey”… Continue reading Fricassée of Words – Talking Turkey

Photos, Random Thoughts

Food Moods

If you’ve been following us on Facebook, you’ve noticed a tradition or two by now: The Saturday morning musings and the Food Mood posts. We build a collection of snapshots throughout the week; captured dishes on the corner of the counter on their way to tables. Merely naming the dish, it seems, would not suffice.… Continue reading Food Moods