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Pecan Pie: It Tastes Like Home

I’ve been making the pecan pie from Craig Claiborne’s New York Times International Cookbook since the 1970’s.  I was going to say that the cookbook always falls open to that recipe, but it doesn’t–those two pages are slightly sticky with … Continue reading

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The Happiness of Pies

The crust-making can be intense if you follow a pastry book recipe but the results are so satisfying.  This Apple pie came out of the oven on Thanksgiving eve and into the happy tummies of my family just before the … Continue reading

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Why I Cook

Why I cook. I love the process.  I love looking at, smelling, handling the beautiful fresh stuff—vegetables, fruit, fruity green olive oil, fat garlic bulbs in papery white skin, humid grainy bread dough.  I love finding out what will happen, … Continue reading

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