Changing Seasons in the Kitchen: Dealing with Summer Heat

The other day, a glossy yellow leaf swirled to the ground as I trudged through my neighborhood in hot, steaming north Florida. I sighed as I stepped over hard magnolia seed pods littering the road. And, for a split second, I thought of the change of seasons, of how they used to mark my years, … More Changing Seasons in the Kitchen: Dealing with Summer Heat

Classic French Cookbooks from the 20th Century (Hint: NOT Julia)

Richard Olney’s Simple French Food and Mireille Johnston’s Cuisine of the Rose: Classical French Cooking from Burgundy and Lyonnais both grabbed me from the very first time I touched the covers and flipped through the pages like a Black Jack player hedging his bets by rearranging his cards Right away I knew that both of … More Classic French Cookbooks from the 20th Century (Hint: NOT Julia)