Plumpest Peach Presents!

November 22nd, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

Have you heard about our partnership with the Plumpest Peach? Owner, Jessica Bongard creates inspired slow food menus to satisfy nearly any palate. She sources all her ingredients locally, and when the situation calls for it, she includes specialty ingredients as well. We are lucky to have her exercise her creative menu crafting for the Read the Rest…


November Book Review: Pane E Salute

November 3rd, 2011 | | Posted in Book Reviews

I love to travel. I love everything about traveling, from researching the destination to that familiar fluttery anticipation as I lock the door of the house behind me and set out. It doesn’t matter if it is a weekend road trip or an overseas adventure, I love to step out of my ordinary life and Read the Rest…

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Peru comes to Vermont!

October 28th, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

The concept for our collaboration with the Vermont International Film Festival started just a few months ago, but the preparation for the dishes my mother and I prepared goes back to culinary knowledge built over more than 500 years. Peruvian cuisine is a mixture of cultures (Indigenous, European, African and Asian), influences and recipes that Read the Rest…

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September Book Review: A Master Class

September 5th, 2011 | | Posted in Book Reviews

It is pouring rain here in Vermont, again.We’re warm and dry right here, at this moment, but I can’t keep my thoughts from those who have lost their homes, their farms and businesses, and everything to the flooding from Hurricane Irene.It is truly heartbreaking to see the damage. There is still so much to do Read the Rest…

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Just Cook It Potluck – Herve This

June 15th, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

I have been reading several books by Herve This over the past couple of weeks in preparation for the upcoming Just Cook It potluck. The last potluck focused on souffles was so fun, and very inspirational, making me really excited about this coming Sunday’s event. I found that souffles are easy enough to incorporate into Read the Rest…

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Wine-ing around Ohio.

May 25th, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

I am in the midst of writing a paper about Ohio Wine. Here is a glimpse into how it will unravel: “What is it? The Italians drink it, the French rave about it, the Germans analyze it and we (Americans) write about it…Wine!”[1] Here I am a victim of that statement, an all American wine Read the Rest…

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Necessary luxuries

May 6th, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

Necessary luxuries, luxuria, or in other words: What makes you happy? For my mom, it’s a hot bath, the hair salon and cream. According to her these things are vital for her mental and physical happiness. For my dad, it is taking his friends out to dinner. For my friend Maddy, it is dark coffee, Read the Rest…

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May Book Review: Recipes From The Root Cellar

April 30th, 2011 | | Posted in Book Reviews

We have a root cellar. This statement seems improbable when you consider our contemporary house, situated in the end of a cul-de-sac full of other mid-1970’s houses in suburbia. But we do indeed have a root cellar. Tucked into the northern-most corner of our basement, made of plywood and blueboard insulation, with a tube to Read the Rest…

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