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reviewed Around My French Table: More Than 300.... March 01, 2011
Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from
My beautiful copy of Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table arrived and after looking it over and marking out the recipes I just had to try, I began reading from cover to cover. This is an exquisite …
reviewed Around My French Table: More Than 300.... December 06, 2010
Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from
Enthusiastic Francophile and James Beard Award Winner Greenspan shares some of her favorite recipes for French home cooking for the American cook, in this oversized, lavishly illustrated book.    That …
posted a Quick Tip about Croissant. October 02, 2010
Croissant
The perfect croissant: slightly crispy on the ends and on top and very soft inside. If the croissant is baked this way any filling is too much because the taste changes while you are "going through it" …
reviewed Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, an.... March 18, 2010
Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of
Things change. We accept that as part of life, but changing, dying archetypes attract our attention more than mere organic changes. The author, a confessed francophile, chronicles the decline of French …
posted a Quick Tip about Souffle. March 04, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Souffle
Make mine a cheesy one! ;)
posted a Quick Tip about Chez Panisse. March 04, 2010
posted in Secret Berkeley
Chez Panisse
Chez Panisse is one of those must-experience-in Berkeley! (at least once)
posted a Quick Tip about Chez Panisse. March 04, 2010
posted in Gourmand
Chez Panisse
Chez Panisse is one of those must-experience-in Berkeley! (at least once)
reviewed Le Pigeon. February 18, 2010
Le Pigeon
 Le Pigeon is the epitome of the modern day food scene in Portland, small communal tables, quaint rustic decor, well educated (and talented) staff, seasonal menu, and tattooed Chef.  The only …
Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of
I readily admit I have a "Masterpiece Theater" fantasy vision of what it would be like to live in the UK -- one that all too often is brought crashing back to earth by just about any update on what conditions …
reviewed Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, an.... April 15, 2009
Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of
Columnist, wine and food critic Michael Steinbrenner's book covers not only the decline of French food and wine but its parallel to the rise of Socialism and the diminishing of France's place as a world …
reviewed Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, an.... March 25, 2009
Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of
Review of Michael Steinberger's "Au Revoir To All That: Food, Wine And The End of France."    Author Steinberger takes the reader through a history of France's culinary supremacy and …
reviewed A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of Fr.... February 28, 2009
A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of French Cuisine,
This book is unbelievably thorough. Each section leaves nothing for imagination or conjecture - the research is presented in such a way that there are no unanswered questions.     I …
reviewed A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of Fr.... January 08, 2009
A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of French Cuisine,
This book performs two essential functions. It establishes the roots of the modern, western gourmet preference as occurring in 17th Century France and it shows this taste to be both a minority preference …
reviewed Taix restaurant. December 11, 2008
Taix: French Country Cuisine
Taix gets a five.  Great food, extremely competent service, good wine, easy atmosphere, and the price is sure right for all that.  For the budget conscious among us, it is the perfect date night …
reviewed A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of Fr.... December 09, 2008
A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of French Cuisine,
I first got a sense for what lay ahead in this book a few pages into the "Preface and Acknowledgments," when author Susan Pinkard directs readers with special interest in a particular topic where they …
Clotilde's Edible Adventures in Paris
There are an awful lot of general guides to Parisian cafés, shops, and restaurants -- I know because I've read a bunch of them this year. But few ... no, I take it back, none of the others have the flair, …
reviewed Paris Cafe: The Select Crowd. May 08, 2008
Paris Cafe: The Select Crowd
Author of a number of histories of literary Paris, as well as a study of Europe's "literary cafés," Noël Riley Fitch now does the trend of Americans writing about their favorite Parisian neighborhood …
Chocolate and Zucchini: Daily Adventures in a
"Chocolate & Zucchini" is an entertaining combination of Clotilde Dusoulier's thoughts on food, cooking, and the Parisian lifestyle, and recipes chosen to reflect that lifestyle in a way American audiences …
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