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EarlofGrey 'tea' cookie,

Tea in a Cookie

One of my favorite chefs from my days studying at Le Cordon Bleu, London, was Chef Hervé Laurent. He was French, quite talented, über tall and skinny, a bit quirky, and had a fabulous French accent. During one of his demonstrations, an American student trouble-maker kept asking ridiculous questions trying to ruffle Chef Hervé. Instead […]

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Quinoa Pancakes by; Photo by Mark Woolcott

Quinoa Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup (National Pancake Day)

2010-2014 © All Rights Reserved. I’ve never needed an excuse to eat a pancake, but I’ve recently discovered there are at least three good reasons to eat them: Headlines everywhere say today, February 28, 2012, is IHOP’s National Pancake Day, where you can eat free pancakes with the option of making a donation that benefits […]

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The Patrician Palette, Patricia Bainter, Nougat de Montelimar

Nougat and a White Christmas: A holiday flashback

Many of my best childhood memories were made in a small kitchen in Ohio, surrounded by my family at the oval-shaped country-kitchen table, making candy at Christmas. We would make fudge or ‘white divinity fudge’, which is egg whites cooked with sugar. Mom would boil the sugar (dangerous stuff), Sis would help, Joe and I […]

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Homemade Marshmallows,; Mark Woolcott Photography, The Patrician Palette, Marshmallows

Gourmet Marshmallows Made at Home

“Ohhhh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is sooooo delightful!”… And so are home-made marshmallows melting into a cup of super hot chocolate. Dip the tip of your nose in some meltingly sweet marshmallow cream on these cold Denver nights. Don’t bother ordering those spendy hand-crafted ones from overpriced specialty stores when you […]

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