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Soups

Chili Soup by Aunt Ena

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This story is one of my most precious food memories. I am one of those people who remember the first time they ate a particular ingredient or dish, who gave me a recipe or with whom I was eating. The smell or taste of a dish can transport me right back to that place and [...]

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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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Gumbo ~ Shrimp, Chicken & Andouille Sausage

January 13, 2010
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If you’re like me, at some point in your life you have been seduced by a beautiful photograph attached to a recipe, only to  find when you cooked the dish it seriously didn’t live up to your expectations. The food stylist and the photographer really knew what they were doing, and you fell for it [...]

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Mushroom Soup and The Tin Roof Bistro

January 13, 2010
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In the summer of 2009 I noticed that one of the Spanish hacienda-style office buildings in the Manhattan Village Mall near my home had the first floor under construction. I didn’t think too much about it until one day there was a big banner across the front announcing “Tin Roof Bistro coming soon!” I was [...]

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