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Hey, I’m on Tumblr!  

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2009 Slice, Dice + Spice NY Champs!

So, when are we all taking a trip to Chef Kate Elliot’s restaurant, Juniper. ?

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Cooking as a Spectator Sport: An Interview with Michael Pollan

Here’s an interesting interview with Michal Pollan on cooking as a spectator sport. I don’t agree with everything he says (particularly about the obesity epidemic; this has shaped my thinking on that topic) but the idea that cooking was a giant evolutionary step is particularly provacative.

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Ultimate Finger Lakes Burger Challenge at the Canandaigua Farmers’ Market

http://www.flickr.com/apps/slideshow/show.swf?v=71649 Slice Dice & Spice NY is an effort by Visit Finger Lakes to promote local food. They’re hosting three farmers’ market challenges in which a total of nine foodies shop their local market to find ingredients to build the Ultimate Finger Lakes Burger. Once all the events are completed, recipes & photos will be […]

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Ultimate Finger Lakes Burger Challenge: IT’S ON!

Guess what? I’ve been tapped to compete in Slice, Dice + Spice NY‘s Ultimate Finger Lakes Burger Challenge. (YAY! And … gulp.) What’s it all about? Here’s info from the Slice, Dice + Spice site: Are you ready to watch us build the Ultimate Finger Lakes Burger? A total of nine Foodies have been selected […]

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The Daring Bakers’ Challenge: Bakewell Cluster …er Tart…er…pudding

The June Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Jasmine of Confessions of a Cardamom Addict and Annemarie of Ambrosia and Nectar. They chose a Traditional (UK) Bakewell Tart… er… pudding that was inspired by a rich baking history dating back to the 1800’s in England. A Bakewell Tart consists of three parts: a shortbread-crust, a […]

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Guest Post: Marcia Rice

From friend-of-the-blog, Mark Pescatore: Marcia Rice: pronounced MAH-SEE-AH, not like the older sister on the “Brady Bunch.” My brother was singing the praises of his rice cooker a couple of years ago and eventually bought one for me as a Christmas present. And yes, when it comes to cook and reheating rice, it’s swell. But […]

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So close, Michelle. And yet…

There’s an article in today’s New York Times about Michelle Obama’s vocal support of eating fresh, organic foods . “You know, we want to make sure our guests here [at Miriam’s Kitchen] and across the nation are eating nutritious items,” said Mrs. Obama, who served lunch to several homeless men and women and delivered eight […]

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Cinnamon Raisin Twists

When I lived on the Upper East Side, each morning I’d stop by the old Lexington Ave. location of Amy’s Bread on the way to work. A tiny shop, it was filled with all sorts of goodies. Breads of course — baguettes, whole wheat, sourdoughs, semolinas — but what really lured me were the sweeter […]

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Pork Chops with Orange & Fennel Salad

Where have I been? Not dead, just busy. So it’s especially nice to find a recipe that comes together easy and is delicious. The pork here is juicy, tender, and flavorful; with it’s sprinkling of fennel seeds, it’s reminiscent of a good pork sausage. It’s made even better with the sweetness of oranges and the […]

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