Monthly Archives: September 2014

Other people’s recipes: Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ Concord grape pie

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Continuing to explore the Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book (Emily & Melissa Elsen, 2013), since it is now fall, it’s time to move on to that section of the cookbook, which is intended to reflect seasonally available ingredients. Among … Continue reading

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Recipe quick take: SeriousEats’ fresh corn chowder

Tonight I did J. Kenji López-Alt’s corn chowder from SeriousEats. I bought some fresh corn at a farm stand, and it made a quite tasty light dinner. (Dinner had to be light because the sandwiches and the cookies at the … Continue reading

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Thinking about pumpkin pie

I just got back from a short (two-day) trip to Toronto, which is my last travel before November. In Canada, they celebrate Thanksgiving in October, on our Columbus Day, which is only two and a half weeks away — so … Continue reading

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Not Mastering the Art of French Cooking

I recently bought a copy of Julia Child et al.‘s Mastering the Art of French Cooking (50th anniversary edition boxed set), the cookbook that made Julia Child a household name (at least among the aspirational middle class). I’ve been scanning … Continue reading

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The Recipe Pointers Just Keep On Coming

This batch finishes off all of the cookbooks that I currently have on hand — at least those that I thought worth extracting the interesting bits from. There are still plenty of other cookbooks that I use more as reference … Continue reading

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Chocolate tasting results for (extra dark) championship week 1

We held the first of two championship tastings Monday, concentrating on the 70% end of our “extra dark” range. As I wrote on our wiki: In order to keep the championship round at two weeks, we ended up with eight … Continue reading

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Now taking recipe writeup requests…

Hey, folks! I know there are a bunch of you following me who seem to be interested in my recipe posts (because you click the “like” button). I’m currently working out a schedule for things I want to make for … Continue reading

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My recipe, for once: whole wheat sandwich bread

This is a slightly revised and updated version of my Wheat sandwich bread, Mk. 4 recipe, developed a number of years ago based on a number of sources (see the link) — now with pictures. As I’m presenting it here, … Continue reading

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Chocolate tasting results for week 7

I was expecting week 7, chock full of artisanal chocolates from boutique American makers, to be the culmination of our two months of preliminary heats. Boy was I wrong: This tasting was a bit of a disaster for the artisanal … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Joanne Chang’s honey-cinnamon ice cream & Cook’s Illustrated’s rice and lentils

It’s a two-for-one today: first the honey-cinnamon ice cream from Joanne Chang’s first cookbook, Flour (p. 260), and then from this month’s Cook’s Illustrated, it’s “Rice and Lentils with Crispy Onions” (pp. 8–9). Let’s start with the ice cream, which … Continue reading

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