Archive | January, 2011

4 Cheese Baked Pasta with Mushrooms

One of the Saturday morning rituals at our house is to watch the mélange of cooking shows on our local public television channel, KQED.  Many times we are inspired to take dishes that are prepared on the show, dissect the ingredients and give a critical personal analysis of the cooking techniques used in their preparation… and […]

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Rustic Country Pates with Pork, Veal and Venison

We quote David Tanis, a cookbook author who is head chef at Chez Panisse in Berkeley six months of the year, spending the remaining six months in Paris where he cooks and entertains out of a tiny galley kitchen:  “… you’ll find that I have a lot to say about dishes that call for that […]

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Indian Style Pates with Spicy Tomato Chutney

 Indian Style Poultry Pâté with Spicy Tomato Chutney Veal and Pork Pâté with Spicy Tomato Chutney   What is pâté?  What generally comes to mind when people first think of pâté is expensive duck liver or chopped liver.  Both are indeed correct but pâté is not limited to poultry.  Pâté is simply a mixture of […]

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Cranberry Christmas Cake

Another Christmas has come and gone… and the events of this holiday season add to the rich fabric of memories that are ours to relive and enjoy in our hearts and minds for years yet to come.  In the midst of preparations for Christmas 2010 I thought back to Christmases past.. and the wonderful palate pleasing delights that have […]

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