Podcast #14: Part 2, Jennifer Iannolo of GastronomicMeditations.com

Tweet Episode #14: Part 2 of my Interview with Jennifer Iannolo, Publisher of Gastronomic Meditations. A no holds barred discussion of freedom of food choice, and why the government should stay out of your mouth! We also delve into some scary food options! (Remember to send me your Wild food stories, and I’ll play or […]

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Food Safety Corner: Befriending Bacteria?

Tweet Regular readers here know that I like to share tidbits of information about food safety. A reader recently brought this well written article to my attention. In it, an American studying in a French Culinary School, decribes the conditions in the kitchen. “Since our first day, there has hardly been any discussion of sanitation, […]

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Delicias Tropicales

Tweet In researching the article I wrote on Fruit cheeses for Gastronomic Meditations (see below), I had the blessing of the extensive knowledge of Central and South American cuisine possesed by Chef Melissa de Léon, the Cooking Diva of Panama. She told me all about the various ways Latin Americans preserve fruit and the amazing […]

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A Sultry Dance of Pears and Cheese

Tweet I’m happy to announce that I will now be a regular contributor to Gastronomic Meditations. I will be presenting recipes and writing columns about the monthly featured ingredients from an international perspective. My first contribution is a celebration of the sultry dance between pears and cheese, this month’s main ingredient and the indulgence. I […]

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Last Cookout of the Season

Tweet With the coming of Fall, the nights are coming on earlier and cooler, and so Sunday some friends and I got together for one last outdoor cookout. A friend was visiting from her new home in North Carolina, and we had a potluck dinner with our dogs in attendance. Here was the relaxing menu: […]

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Podcast #13: Jennifer Iannolo of GastronomicMeditations.com, Part 1

Tweet Episode #13: Part 1 of my Interview with Jennifer Iannolo, Publisher of www.GastronomicMeditations.com. We talk about her sensual approach to food writing, stellar chefs, and her interesting career path in the food industry. Quick Tip: Quick Release for Quick Breads Plus, “Come Home”, a song from the play I did last week, Bury The […]

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Farmer’s Market Saturday: The Fruits of Fall

Tweet The first day that really felt like the Autumn, and I got to spend it in the crisp air, cooking fragrant pears and apples for appreciative shoppers! I gave a demonstration of two easy and satisfying recipes showcasing the natural sweetness of local fruits that have been lovingly treated and allowed to ripen to […]

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Farmer’s Market Saturday: Pears

Tweet Pears Sautéed in Butter and Brandy This sweet dessert can be served with Ice Cream, whipped cream, sour cream, anything creamy! You can also serve it on its own. You should choose pears that are ripe, but not overly ripe. Serves 4 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)4 pears, peeled, cored and sliced¼ cup […]

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Recipe: Pumpkin Bisque with Foie Gras

Tweet To celebrate the beginning of Autumn, and to celebrate the glories of foie gras (while we can, at least), I present this recipe, which comes from Caviar, Truffles, and Foie Gras: Recipes for Divine Indulgence, by Katherine Alford. you can, of course, enjoy the pumpkin soup on it’s own, but the foie gras makes […]

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Fall is here!

Tweet Well, at least it will be at 6:23 PM EST. The Autumnal Equinox, that magical moment which only comes twice a year, when the day is as long as the night. If you ever wanted to enjoy exactly 12 hours of daylight and no more, then today would be the day to do so. […]

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