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EarlofGrey 'tea' cookie, thepatricianpalette.com

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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Photography by Mark Woolcott Photography

Kona Braised Duck Tacos

 The holidays are coming and so are elegant holiday parties. If you would you like an hors d’oeuvre as fancy as your holiday dress, try these Kona Braised Duck Tacos from Chef Kevin Barthelemy of Elevated Catering. The shredded duck is rich and moist and infused with the traditional holiday spices of cinnamon, clove, and […]

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Quinoa Pancakes by thepatricianpalette.com; Photo by Mark Woolcott

Quinoa Pancakes with Blueberry Maple Syrup (National Pancake Day)

2010-2014 ©thepatricianpalette.com. 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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Praise Buddha… and Citron Vodka

What is yellow and green, has more than five fingers, was likely born in Asia, smells like lemon heaven and makes a rare appearance in early winter? No. It’s not Godzilla. It’s the Buddha’s Hand citron. This gnarly sci-fi looking claw is the ‘citron’ used in making citron vodka. It’s a member of the citrus family […]

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