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The Perfect Stuffed Zucchini Blossom

zucchini blossom, garlic, ricotta

Go to Recipe Go to Video I spent two years researching the ITALIAN FARMHOUSE cookbook, visiting farms, growers, restaurants in rural areas, and in some areas no so rural.  I began with a basic knowledge of Italian food and a certain skepticism due to my French culinary training and finished the book with utmost respect.  …

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You Think It’s Just a Fennel Salad?

There is something about fennel that you may not have known.  It’s part of a group of vegetables called “diskènes” which can be consumed as a spice, an herb, and a vegetable.    If you love fennel, you instinctively know that, but who knew it was an actual category?  And it’s a pretty big one at …

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The Artichoke’s – It’s All About Love

artichokes, flat leaf parsley,

When I was a child, my mother served us artichokes whenever she could find them.  I was the only one I knew who ate them, delighting in pulling off each leaf and dipping it into wonderful melted butter.  We were a big family, and food was our heart and soul.  Getting a big, fat artichoke …

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Our Favorite Alien – Celery Root

celery root, celeriac

Go to Video Celery Root – Celeriac – Apium graveolens var. rapaceum Sometimes, a vegetable is so weird and unattractive it’s adorable.  This is absolutely the case with celery root, though adorable might be going too far. Because a celery root right from the farm that hasn’t been shaved of its roots or its facial …

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The Gratin in all its splendor – squash, apples, onions | Paris, France

squash, apples, onions, cream, milk

Go to Recipe Go to Video The gratin is one of the best-kept culinary secrets of the French repertoire.   So many vegetables can be turned into a gratin, and what keeps any and every version amazing is the inimitable “French Touch”.  Le Gratin Which pretty much has to do with the right amounts of milk …

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The Best Cauliflower Recipe and it Involves Lots of Cheese | Paris, France

Go to Recipe Go to Video Food is memory, plain and simple. Epic Food Memory And cauliflower with cheese sauce is an epic food with memory, for me. See Our Classes and Special Offers Now! When I was growing up, we moved house every year.  We moved states or countries every two or three years, …

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SQUASH, LEEKS, PECANS….WHO COULD ASK FOR MORE? AND, IT’S SIMPLE!

butternut, squash, pecans, leeks

Go to Recipe Go to Video As the holidays approach, with the speed of light, I’m thinking about meals, of course.  What else is there to think about? Run – Don’t Walk – to See Our Class Offerings! I know, world affairs, those ships clogged up in the LA harbor (why doesn’t someone just send …

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