- Lugene Hudson
Culinary Conversation: A day in France— or close to it
Here’s some advice: If your spouse packs your lunch, never complain about the contents. I wasn’t actually griping. I just noted that it lacked excitement. The response from spouse was — our kitchen isn’t the Ritz Carlton.
Culinary Conversation: Weeding out cupcake recipes
They’re everywhere. They’re everywhere.I’m talking about cupcakes — those individual desserts in their frilly little papers. They don’t require a knife or fork and sometimes the frosting is as delectable as the cake itself.
Culinary Conversation: Easy selections lighten up your day
A highlight of my working day is receiving a contribution to Culinary Conversation. Anita Guyton, a Volant shop owner, was kind enough to pass along two recipes she obtained from the back of a can of tomatoes — black bean salsa and cheese grits.
Culinary Conversation: This week, we’re rolling in dough
I sense a trend going on this week. Sometimes a theme just seems to fall naturally into place — such as seasonal recipes. Then there are times when I discover something that sounds so good that I keep looking for variations.
Culinary Conversation: A colorful layered cake for Easter
Spekkoek, or spice cake, is a classic Dutch specialty dessert that involves baking a cake in multiple thin layers. A thin layer of cake batter is spread in the pan and broiled until firm and golden. Then another layer is spread on top, and so on. The result is a toasty flavor and beautiful, intriguing pattern inside the cut cake.
Culinary Conversation: Reader shares cake recipe
It’s spring. A few crocuses have started to poke through the ground. And I’ve witnessed the color returning to the goldfinches that congregate at the feeders in our back yard.
Culinary Conversation: You could see your recipes here
Wanted: your recipes. We know you’re out there. The accomplished cook, the neighbor who is known for his or her baking, the experimenter who has more success stories than failures — Culinary Conversation is looking for all of you because this column is for and about you.
Culinary Conversation: Simple, fresh tastes of Italy
The definition of trattoria is the Italian equivalent of a bistro. Trattorie — that’s the proper plural — are meant to be simple places and are usually family run. There may not be an abundance of restaurants around here that have trattoria or bistro in their name but most everyone would agree that there are plenty of places serving wonderful Italian meals.
Culinary Conversation: Some dishes fresh from the web
My new “toy” is a combination Valentine’s/birthday gift. I just wish it wasn’t quite as tricky to figure out as the toys of my past — a Barbie doll, the Candyland game and my first Huffy bike.
Culinary Conversation: What are your favorite Lenten recipes?
I could eat fish every day. At least during Lent, I know I can count on a fish dinner on Fridays. Church members have practically become pros at making the best broiled and fried fish with delectable go-alongs like macaroni and cheese, coleslaw and pierogis.
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