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Entries from November 2008

Cooking Eric Ripert’s Dinner Social

November 17th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Chef Eric Ripert recently launched a “Dinner Social” project on his blog, Avec Eric, to encourage fans to cook with friends and family. You have to love a chef who is willing to share recipes and techniques to encourage you to enjoy their food at home. As the theme for the first challenge was “Market […]

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Tags: at market · foodblogs · recipes · soup · squash

Dinner at Central

November 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Last week I attended a FoodBuzz publishers dinner at Michel Richard’s James Beard winning Central in Washington, DC. Together with eight other DC bloggers, we enjoyed good wine, food, and conversation about food, of course. We started with the much lauded gougeres. While they were enjoyable, I was wishing for a slightly more pronounced explosion […]

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Tags: Local Flavor Friday · restaurants

A Green Bean Casserole Alternative

November 13th, 2008 · 15 Comments

As thoughts turn to the Thanksgiving menu, hop on over to my guest post on the Napa Farmhouse 1885 blog to chime in on one of the great questions of our time …. does anyone actually like green bean casserole? And enjoy my alternative recipe, Green Bean Almondine with Blue Cheese. Recipe: Green Beans Almondine […]

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Tags: cheese · holiday · vegetables

Roasted Tomato, Salami and Saffron Pasta

November 12th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Now that the weather has turned colder I am getting back into our Tuesday pasta night routine. And one of my favorite weeknight pasta tricks is to stop off at my cheese shop to pick up some fresh cheese, meats and even fresh pasta. Cooking with flavored pastas eliminates the need for sauce, and you […]

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Tags: pasta · recipes

Rustic Pumpkin Pie

November 11th, 2008 · 11 Comments

Somehow I missed reading about the pie challenge at The Kitchn until about 9pm tonight. I’d been planning to roast my beautiful Cushaw pumpkin tonight, so why not throw together a pie? After a mad rush to roast, bake and blog by the stroke of midnight, I completed my entry form at 11:59pm on the […]

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Tags: dessert · one local summer · recipes