• Non-Food

    I Cook Because…

    Respected food writer Michael Ruhlman recently wrote an interesting blog post about why he cooks and threw down the gauntlet to other bloggers to “spell it out” why we cook. I cook because: Because I love it, plain and simple. I…

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    We have a winner and other announcements

    Did you leave a comment on the Gemelli with Butternut Squash post? If so, you might be the winner of Giulianno Hazan's latest book, Thirty Minute Pasta. I asked you to tell me your favorite pasta or one you'd like…

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    A Little Recognition

    I am impatient girl with high expectations for myself. Yes, a deadly combination, I know. But as I think about that now, it’s probably a  typical personality trait of most chefs. When I started this blog, I wanted instant success and…