Passover my identity.

April 22nd, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

As you may all know, right now the Jewish people are in the midst of celebrating a holiday known as פסח, also known as Passover (see here for a quick wiki definition: ). The holiday lasts 8 days and during the first two days families get together to have a seder which is a Read the Rest…

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Zeitgeist: Got Natural?

April 13th, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

What is natural? What is almost natural, kind of natural and not natural at all? My dictionary application defines natural as: something in or caused by nature; not made or caused by human kind; or in agreement with the character or makeup of, or circumstance, surrounding someone or something; instinct; based on innate moral sense… Read the Rest…

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April Book Review: All About Braising

April 2nd, 2011 | | Posted in Book Reviews

Books are an important part of my life, on almost all subjects – fiction, history, gardening, among many others, including cookbooks. I usually keep one on my nightstand and read it straight through before bedtime, as if it were fiction. I love everything about books, the way the pages smell when they are new, how Read the Rest…

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Drink More Wine

April 1st, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

Wine in Italy is a world away from wine in the United States. Wine anywhere is different than wine anywhere else: technically speaking as well as culturally speaking. In this land, that is Italy, one does not have to wait until the age of 21 to Cin Cin nor do they chug chug chug until Read the Rest…

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South Africa Beat

March 29th, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

I don’t know what it is about the word ‘Africa.’ It tends to make people think of elephants, giraffes, black people, malaria, colors, drums, sunsets, sand and I could go on and on about the common words that spring to the tips of many people’s tongue when they hear the word ‘Africa.’ I am not Read the Rest…

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Learning to Cook Real Pho (in Montpelier)

February 3rd, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

I am a native Californian who discovered pho – the herbal, slightly sweet broth-based noodle soup that’s eaten for breakfast and lunch in Vietnamese communities – in her college years. I learned to crave the combination of meaty bone broth, slippery-soft rice noodles, a ménage ofunfamiliar cow parts both gristly and tender, topped with a Read the Rest…

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Pho Making Workshop Today!

January 24th, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

Do you enjoy ordering pho at your local take-out? Then you’ll love learning how to make this fragrant, restorative Asian broth from scratch – the Slow Food way! Pam Root of That’s Life Soup in Montpelier, VT will teach us how to prepare this grass-fed beef stock, steeped with fresh ginger, onion, garlic, cinnamon, star Read the Rest…

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German journey

January 16th, 2011 | | Posted in Uncategorized

Ciao from Germany, Munich Germany also know as the Bavarian side of white sausage equator: the land of sausage, butter & the infamous Brezel. In Germany breakfast is given the time it deserves. Coffee and some bread (maybe even a Brezel) with butter & kalbsleberwurst (calf liver sausage spread) and jam or perhaps you opt Read the Rest…

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