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Recipes & The Google Map Syndrome

I fell out of love with recipes.    I skim them from time to time for inspiration but I don’t buy cookbooks anymore. There are very few where I want all the recipes that are in the book. It’s like buying a set of pots when you only need two of those pots and the…

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Dinner Rituals and a Side of Sautéed Mushrooms

In all the chaos of the past few months, I was struck with by a lightening bolt moment of clarity. And, gee, no surprise, it was at the dinner table.
With all the intriguing restaurant dinners, hastily grabbed meals, take out and delivery, we were losing our personal social mooring. Gobbling food in front of a computer does not a dinner make. Shared meals matter and it wasn’t until I was making this dinner that I realized how much they matter to us. What’s that silly pop song? “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone?”

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Jamie Oliver at TED Conference

his dude is saying everything that I’ve been saying for years. People need to cook, people need to get into the kitchen, sit around a table together.
Watch the video, then let’s talk. It’s important.

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A strega without her broom.

A strega is a witch and I’m feeling like a strega without a broom.  No, I'm not talking about cleaning; I’m talking about not having my familiars about, my spices, herbs, oils, vinegars, my tools of the kitchen trade. Coming back to NYC, to an empty kitchen is one thing. But as I go around…

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Cooking at Home Helps You Lose Weight!

  Who knew!? The blog world will be aTwitter over Michael Pollan’s new article in the NY Times: Out of the Kitchen Onto the Couch.   I’ve often wondered the same thing: what’s up with people who are devoted to the Food Network and don’t cook? So Mr. Pollan has attempted to explain it to…

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Humble Ingredient: Potato

The classic tall chef’s hat that dates back to the 16th century has 100 folds in it; each fold is supposed to represent all the ways there are to make an egg.  If a young girl in Calbria wants to get married, she is supposed to know how to make 100 pasta shapes before she’s…

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Back to the Kitchen Rules #1-6 and Roast Chicken

So, is it true? Are people returning to their kitchens to cook for themselves because of the recession? That’s what everyone is predicting, but who knows? However, it did get me thinking….I get a regular stream of e-mails asking me questions about basic stuff, so that’s why I’m introducing JudeFood Kitchen Rules.  My sister-in-law and…

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