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Polenta and Sausage with Caramelized Fennel

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Planning a menu for three male dinner guests last week, I couldn’t help but envision a sausage-based entree. I considered casseroles, pizzas, and even soups before finding myself at the grocery store with a hankering for cooked cabbage and corn. … Continue reading

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Brazilian Cheese Bread or Pão de Queijo

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With a blog constantly in need of filling, you can bet that we’re always on the lookout for interesting new recipes. You wouldn’t think that a preschool would be a hotbed of gourmet food, but when my son’s Brazilian preschool … Continue reading

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Crepe Filling: Radicchio, Butternut Squash, and Walnuts

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Yeah Baby, MORE CREPES! What else can I say? I’m still at it. (Check out some of our previous crepe filling posts. And also, brush up on how not hard it is to make crepes.) This delicious filling boasts a … Continue reading

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Are Broccoli Stems Edible? Yes! (Plus a recipe for Parmesan-Roasted Broccoli)

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I’m surprised by how often I read a broccoli recipe that calls for using the florets and discarding the stems, or stalks. A few years ago I took a Chinese cooking class, and among the many valuable things I learned … Continue reading

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For Your Meatless Thanksgiving: Vegetarian Meatloaf with Wild Mushrooms

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Thanksgiving can be a challenge for vegetarians, as well as for those hosting vegetarians. Everyone’s just so obsessed with that bird! (That succulent, savory, delectable, cooked-to-perfection bird!) Although vegetarians do get to enjoy all the other traditional goodies—sweet potatoes, stuffing, … Continue reading

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup

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You may have heard that the other day Chez Panisse celebrated its fortieth birthday. I grew up just a few blocks from the famed Berkeley restaurant and my first memory of it was right around the time it opened. It’s … Continue reading

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The Lazy Gourmet’s Non-Lazy Book Tour Continues!

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It’s official: we are SO not lazy! The mid-summer leg of our Lazy Gourmet book tour saw us at four events in the span of two weeks, including a trip down to Pasadena’s famous Vroman’s bookstore, where we were warmly … Continue reading

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Last Stop on Our Virtual Book Tour! Big Flavors from a Tiny Kitchen

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Our travels come to a close today, with the very last stop on our virtual book tour. We’ve visited some of cyberspace’s hottest foodie destinations, and are grateful to all of our e-hosts for giving us such a warm welcome and … Continue reading

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Finocchio al Forno (Fennel Baked in Cream)

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I know I promised to post all kinds of fabulous holiday recipes for you over the last couple of weeks of last year, but I was foiled by a very nasty cold that lasted a full two weeks. Dinner parties … Continue reading

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