Archive | March, 2010

Garden Fritatta on a Crisp Noodle Pancake

Several friends will be joining us at noon next Sunday to enjoy a beautiful al fresco brunch amidst the leafing red and green Japanese maples, the showy pink apple blossoms and the snow white azaleas just now coming into full bloom in our gardens, the fountains bubbling and singing merrily in the warmth of the midday sun.  The buffet […]

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Beer, Buttermilk and Caraway Seed Bread

Several years ago the fates had taken me to Cleveland, Ohio, for business and as I walked out into the street from the warmth of the lobby of my downtown hotel I had to pinch myself to make certain that I was not dreaming and had been transported overnight to Dublin, Ireland!  I stood in […]

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Moroccan Lamb Stew

World War II had engulfed Europe, reaching all the way to Rick Blaine’s Cafe Americaine in French-held Morocco.  The Nazis had overrun France and were heading into its unoccupied possessions in Africa with many people trying to escape by way of Casablanca.  Casablanca, a cinematic masterpiece that has stood the test of time, is not only […]

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Annie-Mae’s Vegetable Pie

Annie-Mae DeBresson, the French chef from whom Dayton took several cooking classes at her home above the gourmet ghetto in Berkeley in the 70’s is the inspiration for this indescribably delicious and satisfying vegetable pie which graced our dinner table last night.  It was so tasty that I’m looking forward to left-overs this evening!  It […]

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