12.31.2016

Pain Perdu: Paradise Found

The French expression for French toast is «pain perdu» - or lost bread. It is a way to reclaim, or use, bread that is no longer fit for eating at the table.

12.24.2016

Cookie Criteria

I have admitted several times on this blog that I am not a big cookie baker.

12.17.2016

Sweetie Pies

For a while, when I was young and naïve, I wanted to open a pie shop. It's name was to be Sweetie Pies.

12.10.2016

Just in Time

We first encountered mandarinello in the spring of 2002, when we were staying a week in Vernazza, one of the five villages that comprise the Cinque Terre.

12.03.2016

One of a Baker's Dozen

When I was growing up, I knew I was lucky to have a mom who was, in addition to being a fine cook, a terrific baker. Cakes, cupcakes, pies, cobbles, cookies, squares, bread, biscuits - all seemed to flow effortlessly from her oven. Much later, I learned there is no such thing as effortless baking... or is there?