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Peasant Cooking for Modern Day Home Cooks

By peasant cooking I do not mean porridge gruel three times a day. I mean thoughtfully using ingredients to stretch meals. Many home cooks do this instinctually to feed the family. I am certain that everyone has experienced sticker shock … Continue reading

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Red Chinese Noodle Beans

I have been very fortunate during this growing season. My Red Chinese Noodle Beans have produced a bumper crop. These beans are usually more than a foot in length but still tender. I bought my package of these heirloom green … Continue reading

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Mise en place

I do like to watch cooking shows like “Iron Chef America” and Gordon Ramsay’s series. I would hear the word “Mise en place”. I eventually discovered that it is a French word pronounced “Me zen platz”.  Loosely translated, it means … Continue reading

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