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    Remembering Elle

    And so it is that another person who owned a space in my heart has passed away. She was part of the humor section, the daily chuckles, the space that created camaraderie through wit and wonder. As I was getting to know Elle (Lee Ann Ritchotte) of Elle’s New England Kitchen, her wise cracking sense of humor made me open up that reserved space to her. In one of our first conversations she made me snort coffee out though my nose -which, as most of us know, is the height of all comic aspiration. 😉 So a few of us who loved knowing her are cooking up a tribute recipe from her blog and…

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    The Geometry of Pasta

    The perfect shape + the perfect sauce! A few months ago Quirk Books was kind enough to offer me a review copy of “The Geometry of Pasta” by Caz Hildebrand and Jacob Kennedy. I accepted with enthusiasm and then life got a bit complicated and every time I came to post about it something delaying came up. Well I am sorry it has taken me so long to share this marvelous book with you because it is truly fun and interesting. The design is straight forward and stunning in black and white graphics. The information about pasta- the shapes and history- is fun to read and informative and the sauce pairings…

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    Thanks to Buitoni and Foodbuzz and Congratulations to the other winners!

      Remember this dish? Well I’m excited to send a great big “Thank you” to Buitoni and Foodbuzz  for picking my recipe for Manchego Mornay Sauce over Wild Mushroom Agnolotti as a runner up winner in the Buitoni Riserva Pasta sauce contest over at Foodbuzz.  I’ve won a lovely colander and an even greater assortment of coupons for Buitoni Riserva Pasta. I’m looking forward to them because memories of the Manchego Mornay sauce over the lovely Wild Mushroom Agnolotti do still haunt us. Many congratulations also to Lori Lynn at Taste With The Eyes for being chosen as the grand prize winner- her recipe for Wild Mushroom Agnolotti with Veal,…

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