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Recent Reads

The Princeton Packet  (@PrincetonPacket) recently tweeted their followers to ask what they’ve been reading this summer. Loyal Packet freelancer (and print subscriber) that I am, I responded with My Life in Middlemarch by Rebecca Mead, lots of Anthony Trollope (working my way through his novels on my Kindle), and I added that I’d also read a few foodie … Continue reading

Tortoni – The Rest of the Story

Tortoni – The Rest of the Story

My May 30 In The Kitchen column hasn’t been posted on the Packet website yet, so I am pasting in the text below. And I want to tell you the rest of the story. (Update: the story now appears here.) My friend’s mother’s book, The Friendly Cook, has now been published and is for sale on … Continue reading

Spring Dinner Series at The Canal House

Spring Dinner Series at The Canal House

Avid fans of the Canal House Cooking series (and the Canal House Cooks Every Day big red book) won’t want to miss this chance to enjoy a series of spring family-style dinner at the Canal House, put on by the extraordinary (really!) Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton. Here’s your chance to dine in the studio where…well, where the magic … Continue reading

Pronto!

Pronto!

A new book from Canal House Cooking is always cause for celebration. Volume 8 of their series, Pronto!, was recently released, and provides a winter’s worth of easy to execute recipes for you and your family. Or even (like me), just yourself. I swear, if I were having Thanksgiving dinner on my own (I’ve been … Continue reading

The Glorious Vegetables of Italy

The Glorious Vegetables of Italy

Plan on coming to Dorothea’s House on Sunday November 3 at 5:00 pm for a program titled From Artichokes to Zucchini – Cooking with Italy’s Glorious Vegetables. (Programs at Dorothea’s House are followed by informal get-togethers where one can chat with old and new friends, and taste dishes and offerings brought by participants.) Domenica Marchetti, who grew … Continue reading

Le Virtù in Abruzzo

This is my September 21 In the Kitchen column from the Lifestlye page of the Packet. Since it is not yet online, I reproduce my original text here, so I can be sure to share this with online readers. Food and Traditions of Abruzzo I was all set to write about kale -very trendy! – for … Continue reading

Exploring Nature’s Bounty

Just in time for driving around the countrside and visiting farms and orchards, Exploring Nature’s Bounty, a new release by Rivergate/Rutgers University Press, offers a hundred outings within a couple of hours of New York City – therefore, several destinations in North/Central New Jersey are included, along with places in Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware.  And, … Continue reading