Monday, October 20, 2014

In the spooky spirit? Make these wicked treats at home for a shockingly festive Halloween. Get the step-by-step instructions here. 






Monday, July 14, 2014

Happy Bastille Day!

"Joanne and I intended to be back in the Massif Central on July 14, Bastille Day, to repeat one of the most memorable picnics we’d known. It was in the village of Calvinet. The day ended at the salle des fêtes, the village hall for events, when people danced the old-fashioned bourrée to an accordion, a flute, and a cornemuse, a version of a bagpipe. Old hat folklore if you like, but both young and old were doing the thing they do. Before that, there was the simplest of delicious feasts.


The aroma of grilling local sausage filled the air around the meadow where the crowd gathered, while a handful of men with long wooden pestles pounded the contents of big, charcoal-fueled cast iron portable stoves. What they were pounding, to eat with our sausage, was called aligot. It was quite delicious, and sui generis. The bellies of their stoves were full of a combination of potatoes, cream, and tome fraîche. They pounded their potatoes, butter, and cream to a purée of a consistency they knew was neither too thin nor thick; then they added the chopped cheese, and the pounding soon became a circular motion, until their pestles drew up long strands. That was the aligot they heaped on our plates of sausage. No longer potato purée, but something with the consistency of taffy. It melted nicely in your mouth. The cheese hadn’t garnished the potato purée. They’d mated and become something new like nothing else.


Delicious.”

-Gerry Dryansky, Coquilles, Calva, and Crema: A Love Affair with French Food






Sunday, June 29, 2014




Friday, June 27, 2014




Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Summertime is pie time! Try the cherry pie recipe in Gesine Bullock-Prado’s Pie It Forward for your next sunny picnic.
(P.S. Our summer cookbook sale is almost over, so grab it while it’s hot!)

Summertime is pie time! Try the cherry pie recipe in Gesine Bullock-Prado’s Pie It Forward for your next sunny picnic.

(P.S. Our summer cookbook sale is almost over, so grab it while it’s hot!)






Thursday, June 13, 2013
"In my mama’s house, grits are love.”
Food & family come together in the new BlogHer anthology, ROOTS 

"In my mama’s house, grits are love.”

Food & family come together in the new BlogHer anthology, ROOTS 






Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Food is our universal language. 
 
The voices of BlogHer’s ROOTS will both touch your heart and whet your appetite!
Food is our universal language.
 
The voices of BlogHer’s ROOTS will both touch your heart and whet your appetite!





Monday, June 10, 2013


Ever tried armadillo curry? Mlaoui? A “kneecap”? The adventurous BlogHer writers of ROOTS did & lived to tell their delicious tales
Ever tried armadillo curry? Mlaoui? A “kneecap”? The adventurous BlogHer writers of ROOTS did & lived to tell their delicious tales





Friday, June 7, 2013
This is brilliant for the chef who uses ebooks in the kitchen.

This is brilliant for the chef who uses ebooks in the kitchen.






Thursday, June 6, 2013
Family. Tradition. Food.  40 BlogHer writers share their most delicious stories & recipes in their new anthology, ROOTS.

Family. Tradition. Food.

40 BlogHer writers share their most delicious stories & recipes in their new anthology, ROOTS.