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May 2, 2019

Mushroom are one of those foods that are loathed and loved in equal proportions. I, myself, am a lover, an ardent admirer, a jealous hoarder and a secret eater of a mushrooms. In my constant quest to be a little less environmentally destructive, mushrooms are my go-to...

February 9, 2019

I love laab (or larb or lahb or laap). The fatty meat cut with tangy dressing, fresh herbs and a good shock of spice can warm you up on a cold night or offer a refreshing bite on those hot and heady days of summer. It’s a salad for people who don’t like salads. More he...

December 11, 2018

I love homemade gifts. As a child, I was an absolute master of the homemade present. I mean, weren't we all the mini-Picassos bestowing masterworks on our parent's refrigerators, petite potters sculpting lumpy mugs emblazoned with "World's Best Whatever," baby bakers w...

December 4, 2018

I've spent a few family Christmases in Europe and one of the great joys of a European Christmas is the Christkindlesmarkt. Strung out across the continent like glittery Christmas tree lights, these markets pop up every year in major cities and small towns bringing hand...

December 2, 2018

Part of my bid for a more fulfilling Christmas this year includes more holiday baking along with more homemade gifts, learning Christmas songs on the piano, doing some volunteering and, if there's time, more time for myself (oh, the holidays are rife with irony).

This m...

September 1, 2018

This sweet/hot suspension of crunchy jalapeños in spicy syrup makes for the ultimate addition to any meal. Drizzle it on veggies and meat for an added kick or top a block of cream cheese with it for an instant appetizer. If you're feeling especially daring, try a bit o...

August 11, 2018

Pimento Cheese has been a staple of Southern picnics and porch lunches since the 1900’s but was relatively unknown to this California girl until a few years ago. Of course I’d heard of the stuff--some strange concoction of shredded cheese glued together by mayonnaise a...

February 12, 2018

My husband and I both love sausages! German landjager and weisswirst and leberkase, North African Merguez, Croatian Cevapcici, Spanish morcilla, Cajun Andouille, Thai sai oua and good old Vienna Beef hotdogs! But one of our favorites is a juicy and flavorful hot I...

October 30, 2017

Tonight's Broad Bite IS Bucatini all'Amatriciana. Pair this One-Pan Wonder with a lusty Sicilian red wine, a bold red lip, some red lace and your sexual partner of choice for a night to remember. 

Bucatini All'Amatriciana-this is a simple recipe that requ...

October 30, 2017

In the spirit of full disclosure, I am going to share some cold, hard facts about myself, my relationship with food and my longstanding obsession with all things edible.

Fact #1: I'm pretty sure I have that "unhealthy relationship with food" therapists and doctors are a...

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