Favorite Things: Paper Placemats

  Paper placemats are my heroes. They are the poster child of reinvention, the sleeper of kool kitchen stuff. They’re the synthesis of so much that I can’t get enough of—first, they are paper, and I am a sucker for paper in all of its forms (paper art, paper bakeware, paper lace, parchment paper, and…

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Iced Brown Butter Pound Cake, dreamy good

Of all of the possible culinary meccas to explore during my time in San Francisco, the Ferry Market was the one I frequented the most. Every Saturday morning without fail during the year I lived in the city, I headed there with the same thrill I felt the first time I ever stepped foot in…

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Technique: How to brown butter

If I could write a single culinary aria and sing it all the rest of my days, that love song would be to brown butter. It’s a bold statement, given the many contenders that are deserving of such devotion. It’s also ironic, given that brown butter’s name includes one of the less desirable words in…

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Favorite Things: Paper Bakeware

There are many reasons why paper bakeware is one of my favorite things, the first of those being that it is the darling of the pastry shop. The pros bake in paper so that they can give us our cakes and pannetones in pristine, protected beauty. Plus I am a complete paper-aholic. If something is…

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