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Reception Room

It may not look like it yet, but spring will be here, eventually. It’s always the same story, when you think about it. The redundant storms and ice-ups give the illusion that the hard work of winter will stretch well beyond our abilities to sustain it, until one morning a songbird diverts the eye to… Continue reading Reception Room

Food Facts & Lore

February Food Fare

What happens to daily food holidays on a month that fluctuates between 28 and 29 days? Since there’s no room for the 29th this year, Surf & Turf is left out. But we do get a consolation prize. February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day. This raises another important question: shouldn’t we celebrate such a… Continue reading February Food Fare

Food Facts & Lore

A Brief History of French Onion Soup

Italian men are said to be the most romantic; but French chefs feed the love of Valentines the world over with beauty, fragrance and flavor that set the tone for the meeting of minds and hearts. How does French Onion Soup fit in this picture? Well, on the eve of Valentine’s Day, we think it… Continue reading A Brief History of French Onion Soup