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Beef Stew with Julia and Joe

“People who love to eat are always the best people.” Julia Child – If you agree, keep reading!

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Melt-In-Your-Mouth Banana Bread and What I’ve been Reading Lately

I have been reading books about food and how people interact with it, how it influences their memories and present lives and careers, and what it means to them.  There are many books in this genre, believe it or not.  I love regular cookbooks, of course, but this other realm of reading is a different… Continue reading Melt-In-Your-Mouth Banana Bread and What I’ve been Reading Lately

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Simple and Beautiful Clafoutis: A Taste of Summer in France on Your Table

As I was perusing more of my grandfather’s cookbook, which I talked about earlier in the week,  (Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking, for those of you who haven’t read my most recent posts)  I came across a recipe that looked delicious and easy to make: clafoutis.   Clafoutis is a sort of like… Continue reading Simple and Beautiful Clafoutis: A Taste of Summer in France on Your Table

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My Grandfather, and Our Love for Julia

I spent a few hours this morning relaxing after a week full of surprises, challenges, and time spent with some of my absolute favorite women in this world.  I chose to watch Julie & Julia again, as it has been many months since I had done so.  I have to admit that I prefer the… Continue reading My Grandfather, and Our Love for Julia

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Cooking Class numéro deux: Bouquet garni and book list for cooks and chefs

I pulled up to the homey, friendly Edom Bakery and Grill Tuesday night ten minutes early, as opposed to ten minutes late, like last week, when we had the torrential rains in East Texas.  Several of my classmates were already sitting around a table,  looking over notes and recipes Jackson had ready for us.  I… Continue reading Cooking Class numéro deux: Bouquet garni and book list for cooks and chefs