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Plenty of things were made and eaten – a culinary holiday recap

Posted in Food & Entertaining

I am not planning to go on a diet on January 1. Even if I needed it, which I don’t, it would be a pretty doomed resolution. As a matter of fact, I am not wasting my time on any resolutions or intentions for the new year. Just to get through it unscathed and present would be good enough for me. 

Christmas dessert: any suggestions?

Posted in Baking, and Food & Entertaining

A few days ago, lured by a recipe I saw on goop, I found myself at the stove stirring a tapioca pudding made with almond and coconut milks and a bit of maple syrup. Since the cancer diagnosis a year ago, I had to make some changes to my diet and eliminating refined sugars is one of them.


Posted in Baking, and Food & Entertaining

Pissaladiere__French_Food_at_Home__002Yesterday I walked in a restaurant kitchen for a training session and the first thing I noticed was that, among the cooks, there were no girls: a common state of affairs until a few years ago, but things are changing. Women are more and more present in professional kitchens, holding their own, and no longer relegated to pastry only.

Double chocolate cupcakes for grown-ups

Posted in Food & Entertaining

chocolate cupcakesI have a strong antipathy towards cupcakes, for no other reason that they became so popular and I never quite understood why. A cupcake is just a piece of cake baked in a cup with frosting on top. Like cakes, they come in all sorts of flavors and decorations and colors. And, since the cupcake craze started, ridiculous looking and ridiculous tasting options have proliferated.

A different use for tahini

Posted in Food & Entertaining

Chocolate tahini cookiesOn Mother’s Day, while strolling along Venice’s Main Street, my father in law abruptly stopped in front of an ice-cream parlor and suggested we all had ice-cream.
“I need to point out this is a vegan shop” I said.
“The ice-cream is made with coconut cream and no sugar added. I don’t think you will like it.”

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