Monthly Archives: September 2011

Postcard from Up North

When summer opens, I see how fast it matures, and fear it will be short; but after the heats of July and August, I am reconciled, like one who has had his swing, to the cool of autumn. ~ Ralph …

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Fried Cauliflower, and this time last year

I’m thinking a lot about culinary school this week, because it was exactly one year ago that I entered the professional program at Tante Marie’s Cooking School in San Francisco. I had just left my job of many years in …

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Ingredient: Cauliflower

You knew I had to come out with a vegetable this week after all of that meat.

Does it surprise you that cauliflower turns up in Lebanese cuisine? It’s there, in virtually every Lebanese cookbook I own, as well as …

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Postcard from Up North

If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author and …

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Baked Kibbeh: You say meatloaf, I say meatlove

We aren’t the only ones making kibbeh this week…David Tanis at the New York Times baked a kibbeh sahnee yesterday using a recipe from the Lebanese grandmother of a friend of his. He considers kibbeh a transformation of meat loaf, …

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