Pie in the Sky

Thanks, indeed for a beautiful, crisp and clear fall day for the first Thanksgiving at Kate’s first home. This year’s gathering of international and food-obsessed guests was reflected in the menu that blended traditional elements with the tastes of Mexico and the British Isles. Here’s the menu: Squash on Toast.  Amelia took this a step higher…

Le Chef en Rose

Even gardeners love Julia. In bloom at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  

Three Cubed: Sauté de Bouef á la Provençale

Three Cubed Project  The Book: Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Vol. 1 Since this project is a roll of the dice, I decided to forgo my own cookbook collection and go with whatever I found in the apartment where I’ve been housesitting. The only cookbook in the place is, remarkably, Julia Child’s masterpiece. (A…

Bon Appetit!

The new Le Creuset has been officially christened in what seemed the most appropriate manner possible–with a batch of Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon. (Extra points for authenticity by using my autographed copy of From Julia’s Kitchen). Oh dear, Julia, all those years you spent testing recipes continue to pay off decades later. They always work perfectly. Probably…