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Joined: February 14th, 2010


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February 24th, 2017

Aioli from Provence: the Beautiful Cookbook

This is another recipe that makes me grateful to Richard Olney. He lays out techniques in just enough specificity so that one can make it without feeling overwhelmed by the instructions. It does require... read more >


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The Art of Simple Food: Notes, Lessons, and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

By Alice Waters
Clarkson Potter - 2007

2nd March 2015

Chocolate Cake : page 370

What a great cake! Great flavor, very moist, slices like a dream. We frosted it with chocolate cream cheese icing and loved it.

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2nd March 2015

Coleslaw : page 244

The dullest coleslaw ever.

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14th April 2012 (edited: 11th January 2013)

Cranberry Upside-Down Cake : page 369

This cake is wonderful. I actually had my doubts that the fresh cranberries and orange juice might not work and that the cake would be too soft to stand up to the fruit and caramel. It works beautifully and it looks gorgeous. The little bit of extra work (separating the eggs and making the meringue) results in such a lovely texture. And really it's not that much work--I think it took me about 20 minutes to make the caramel, cook the fruit, make the batter and get the cake into the oven. I cheated just a bit and did pour the batter over the fruit while it was still quite warm, but to no ill effect. I took the cake in its pan (I used a heavy nonstick cake pan) to a dinner party and turned it out onto a platter when I got there. It travelled well and looked so pretty. Everyone loved it--and even the dessert avoiders came back for more.

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15th February 2015

White Bean and Butternut Squash Soup : page 257

My friend served this to me for lunch today. She had used rosemary instead of sage and pureed the final product, so the soup was a smooth and pretty pale orange with flecks of green from the rosemary. It was absolutely delicious!

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