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Local foodies share stories about their favorite recipes

  • From Meh to Mezze: A Super Bowl–Party Makeover Published 1/30/2014 at 3:04 p.m. 0 comments

    I don’t understand football, but America, you had me at “bowl.”

  • Roadside Cabbage: A Leafy Epiphany Published 1/8/2014 at 12:02 p.m. 0 comments

    I couldn’t wait. The simplicity, the versatility, the sheer comic value of substituting a cabbage for a pork roast or, in the context of The Road, a human head!

  • Hot Syrupy French Canadian Pudding for the Unemployed Published 12/11/2013 at 11:31 a.m. 0 comments

    Pouding chômeur comes on as familiar as a cobbler: crusty contours, sweet sauce, dump-and-stir assembly. Yet with few ingredients—butter, flour, eggs, cream, maple syrup—it’s even simpler.

  • A Lasagna to Cherish, if Not Cook Published 11/13/2013 at 12:36 p.m. 0 comments

    Growing up in the South, food and family are like two sides of the same coin.

  • Healing Via Shepherd’s Pie Published 10/16/2013 at 10:53 a.m. 0 comments

    Okay, let me get this straight right up front: I am not a Jewish mother. Nevertheless, I have a deep, abiding belief that people faced with stress, grief, illness, or trauma should EAT, EAT, EAT!

  • A Communal Banana Pudding Published 9/11/2013 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments

    I grew up in a test kitchen before food, chefs, and food-culture as we know it existed. There were no blogs. You could count the number of celebrity chefs on one hand, and her name was Julia. Beyond that, regional ...

  • An Encouraging Curry Published 8/7/2013 at 11:41 a.m. 0 comments

    The story begins in the seconds that came after the first forkful and before the pain kicked in. It was in those seconds that we discovered that the dish was completely delicious. It was too good to be true.

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