Fusion Fun: Thai Pesto Noodles

I am not always one for fusion dishes. Quite a few of them come across as less fusion and more like confusion, with muddled flavors and odd combinations of unrelated ingredients. t But, as I was planting my Thai basil this spring, right next to a planter full of Italian and Greek basil, I thought, […]

Meatless Monday: Summer Salade Composee

Salade composee translates into English as “Composed Salad,” which makes vegetables sound like musical notes or something; Translations aside, what it really means is that you make or compose a salad out of many different ingredients, some cooked, some raw, which showcase different flavors, colors and textures. All of the ingredients are cut in shapes […]

Toyota Farm To Table Tour Comes To Athens Farmer’s Market

Next Saturday, from 9:30am to 1:30pm at the Athens Farmer’s Market, Toyota will be hosting a Farm To Table event where up to twelve of our very talented local chefs, in partnership with one or more local farmers, will be presenting samples of delicious dishes with ingredients sourced right here in Athens County. Guests will […]

Test-Driving Lodge Enameled Cast Iron

I have a small collection of Le Creuset cast iron: a grill pan and a round French oven that were gifted to me by Zak’s grandmother when she became too frail to lift them anymore, a tiny skillet I got free for registering for Le Creuset back when Zak and I got married (fifteen years […]

Poulet Roti

I realized last night when I was thinking about French cuisine, that I remembered only one actual recipe, probably because I made it more than once, and that was Boeuf Bourguignon. Now, I am not counting the recipes for sauces: bechamel, veloute, brun, demi-glace, tomato, and hollandaise along with many of their derivatives, are indelibly […]

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