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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.
Culinary Conversation: Chocolate confection goes great with Christmas
A little sweet talk seems appropriate this time of year. Candy has always been a great gift. Opening up a box of assorted chocolates and pondering which one to sample is a moment of pure indulgence.
Culinary Conversation: There’s no such thing as too many Christmas cookies
To the person who invented the cookie, the world is forever in debt. The creation of this confection has to be one of the best culinary decisions ever. Cookies have special appeal to adults and kids.
Culinary Conversation: What are your Christmas cookie recipes?
I recently read about a staggering figure. There are more than 25,000 restaurants in Manhattan alone. So I venture that trying to find a place to eat on any given night for the next 50 years or so shouldn’t be a problem.
Culinary Conversation: Reader offers Christmas morning recipes
Call it an early Christmas present of sorts. Opening the email from New Castle resident Martha Boothe revealed not only a very nice note, but also four wonderful-sounding recipes for Christmas breakfast or brunch.
Culinary Conversation: Beat the clock, not the cook
How many times a day have you wished you had more — well — time? Even with super turbo-charged electronic gadgets that are supposed to make a life a little easier, somehow, there’s still not enough hours in the day.
Culinary Conversation: It’s time to stop loafing and bake some bread
When a note arrived by email, I was reminded that it’s been awhile since breads were discussed in Culinary Conversation.
So let’s talk. Baking bread is time consuming, yes, but it is so therapeutic. There’s something about kneading dough that is somewhat of a stress reliever. And it produces wonderful results.
Culinary Conversation: Try some Thanksgiving alternatives
At most Thanksgiving tables, the turkey is the star of the show. But what about the poor, neglected side dish? Last week, we talked about Halloween but as soon as that is over, it’s time to focus on the one day where food is the highlight.
Culinary Conversation: Halloween means sweet treats
This time of year, one holiday starts to blend into another. We’ve all noticed how each passing year, Halloween decorations — almost as popular as ones for Christmas — appear in stores right after the Fourth of July.
Culinary Conversation: Oh, what you can do with cabbage!
How many times have we heard, “Eat those veggies?” And how many times have you said those words to your kids? It’s not always easy to persuade someone to try broccoli or a Brussels sprout if there’s nothing tempting about either one in the first place.
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