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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.
Culinary Conversation: Chocolate treats for Valentine’s Day
Ah, in less than a week, it’s all hearts and flowers. And chocolate. I confess that my sweet tooth has dulled a bit through the years but I occasionally dig far back into the kitchen cupboard where I keep some chocolate.
Culinary Conversation: Try some more serious Super Bowl fare
A little crustacean was a big hit. Last week’s Culinary Conversation featuring Shirley Furst’s baked oysters garnered some favorable reviews. Thanks, once again, Shirley, for being a guest contributor.
Culinary Conversation: Like oysters? Shirley Furst can help
The first line in the letter from Shirley Furst, after “Hi Lugene,” was that oysters are in season. And then I remembered the “oyster rule.” Oysters are in season during months which have an “r” in them.
Culinary Conversation: Woman shares family recipes
As far as Cindy Hickok is concerned, the best room in the house is the kitchen. It’s a busy place where everyone who gathers there can enjoy sampling her cooking and baking. Cindy’s recipes were passed down from her mother’s mother, and she plans to pass them on to her grandchildren.
Culinary Conversation: Some hearty fare for wintry days
Culinary Conversation is off to a great start in 2013. The goal is to feature a guest contributor every week and our first submissions came from Cindy Hickok of Old State Road.
Culinary Conversation: Side dishes can make your holiday meal special
Are you still making those last-minute decisions about holiday meals? At many tables, the star is usually the turkey. Or ham. Or maybe prime rib. Admittedly, while my once-a-year turkey eating is enjoyable, I also look forward to side dishes — both creating and partaking.
Culinary Conversation: Cookbooks are gifts that keep on giving
Some of my favorite Christmas gifts have been cookbooks. Friends and family know I’m always happy to add another book of recipes to the long shelf in my kitchen. When I look through them, I’m reminded of the thoughtful persons who selected something they knew I would enjoy.
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