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The Pen and Ink Cookbook

I told Mark Bittman this week that I really love his food triage, the graphic, entertaining ‘food flow chart’ as I call it, that he has frequently published in the New York Times. Mark said that at the Times they actually call it “the … Continue reading

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No, That’s MY Pastry Book

The aura of the Cincinnati main library building calls to me each time I have business downtown, a call to which I willingly submit. The deep quiet, the seemingly unending stacks… it’s as if the library is the keeper of … Continue reading

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Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird

When the opp to grab one of Gabriel Rucker’s Le Pigeon recipes popped up today online, I jumped.  Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird, to be published in Sep, is a snapshot of the crazy Rucker kitchen.  The restaurant is an … Continue reading

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Food as the Bridge Between Investment and Philanthropy

My vision for a foundational shift in consumer demand for a new level of quality in the American food system is shared by many, many others whose work is driving important discussion about capital investment that supports local farmers and food producers.  … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court of Cooking

I love the type of story I heard this morning on NPR. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s late husband, Martin, was by day a revered tax law professor, and in his alter-life, an accomplished amateur cook.  (With not an iota of … Continue reading

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The Splendid Table Knows a Great Idea When it Hears One

Bless her heart.  Lynne Rossetto Kasper followed my lead on root cellaring on her Sun American Public Media show on WVXU, The Splendid Table. OK, OK, I’m spinning webs, and I’m in no way flattering myself into thinking Lynne’s conversation … Continue reading

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Food and Writing at 30,000 Feet-Mara Purl, Volume 2

Here’s the conclusion of my conversation with author, Mara Purl, about her upcoming book, What the Heart Knows: Linda Naylor: What personal life experiences or travel have spun the thread that will bind the Milford-Haven novels?  Please discuss how the … Continue reading

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