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Kalamata Olive Tapenade and Osteria Mozza

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Last October my friend Michelle and I decided to celebrate our birthdays, which both fall in that month, at Osteria Mozza. We made our reservations a month ahead, as required, and waited with anticipation for October 5th to arrive. Mozza holds a special place on my restaurant list because Nancy Silverton is one of the [...]

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Corn Bread Tartlets & Linda Steidel’s Cooking Class

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I have taken a number of cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma from a wonderful teacher, Linda Steidel. I look forward to her classes, not only for the recipes, but to watch her cooking techniques and see what equipment she is using. The thing about cooking teachers is they have to get everything prepared and cooked within [...]

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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I was trying to decide what to blog about next and realized that I have no deserts in my recipe index! So I decided to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak, by writing about a desert that is also one of the slide show photographs.
I made this Pineapple Upside-Down Cake for my [...]

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Carrot Salad with Moroccan Spices

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Thanksgiving is the one holiday of the year where I cook a big feast for the whole family, which can vary from five to twenty people, depending on who is in town. What makes cooking this meal a challenge are the dietary quirks of just about everyone. Some people don’t drink alcohol; some don’t eat [...]

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Cold Cucumber Soup with Tomato and Pistachio

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I have been getting some questions about the photos in the slide show, like, did I take the photographs; are there recipes for them; and am I going to post the recipes? The answers are yes, yes and yes. The first photo is of Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, then Cold Cucumber Soup, Mini Corn Muffins, Crostini [...]

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