Monthly Archives: October 2014

Other people’s recipes: Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie

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I was nearly ready to write this pie off as a complete failure, for reasons I’ll detail below, but I put it in the refrigerator overnight and brought it into work, and my co-workers loved it — they practically gobbled … Continue reading

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Recipe quick take: Kenji Lopez-Alt’s Easy pan-fried fish

I stumbled across this great post on SeriousEats by culinary director Kenji Lopez-Alt. There’s nothing especially new here, but it’s nice to have this step-by-step tutorial for doing this. I didn’t worry about the exact ingredients; the procedure is what’s … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Fest part III: the results

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This was the scene as a hundred or more hungry graduate students descended on our group’s lunch area to take part in CSAIL Pumpkin Pie Fest: We gave out more than 200 portions of pumpkin pie, and according to some … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Fest part II: the pies

On Sunday, I baked five of the six pies. I ran into two issues that prevented me from baking pie #6 on Sunday: I ran out of both pumpkin and eggs. (This was perhaps because my shopping list was based … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Fest part I: the pastry

When you’re baking a whole bunch of something, it pays to arrange things assembly-line style, so that you’re not constantly moving ingredients from cabinet to work area and back, and so that the tools, measures, and bowls that are needed … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ Salted Caramel Apple Pie

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[Apologies for the lateness of this post — my Internet connection went down on Monday while I was at work and didn’t come back until Tuesday morning.] The second of the seasonal pies I decided to do from Emily and … Continue reading

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It’s apple-picking season

This weekend’s baking adventure is the “Salted Caramel Apple Pie” from The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book. Rather than just going to my local Whole Foods and using whatever apples they had, I figured it was an opportune time … Continue reading

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Unbelievable cookbook idiocy

The Amazon fairy just deposited a copy of Ovenly (by Agatha Kulaga and Erin Patinkin) in my mailbox. In the front matter, it says: As we sent out our recipes fo testing, we heard from friends, colleagues and family that … Continue reading

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Chocolate tasting results: championship week 2

After three months, hundreds of dollars, and numerous trips to various stores, it has come down to this. Quoting once again from our wiki: I guess the members of our panel like generic supermarket chocolate, because the runaway winner was … Continue reading

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