Tribute to Sheila Lukins, Founder of The Silver Palate

I was traveling this past Monday so missed the news of the passing of Sheila Lukins on August 30, 2009 at age 66 of brain cancer. My husband Marc said,"you should write something about Sheila since the Silver Palate was such a part of our lives together in the late 70's and early 80's in New York." I looked at him intently and thought how right he was. We 'grew up' with Sheila and her partner Julee's The Silver Palate when we moved in together in Manhattan in 1980. ...more

Desktop_Gourmet Please go to my above blog to read more about my attempts at cooking for special ocasions and for everyday! ...more

No Plan for Dinner? This Free Tool will Make You Look Like a Professional Chef!

If you're like me, you have to-do lists everywhere - on your refrigerator, cellphone, in ...more

Can you say Kombuchi?

Can you say Kombuchi? Couscous, hummus, fermentation, natural probiotics and words like gut flora are swirling around my head. I imagine how I am going to explain tossing a seaweed leaf or two into my next pot of stew. ...more

Julia Child and Infertility

Hi everyone out there in Blog Land!  I just saw this movie:  "julia and Julie" and it was about Julia Child and Julie Powell.  I originally went to see this with my husband because he loves to cook and I thought it would be cool for him to see it.  I also thought it would be a cool movie because I like biographical movies.   ...more

I found this aspect of the movie to be very poignant. I knew the second she looked longingly ...more

À DÉTESTER: Chestnut Spread

Do all junkies come to detest the thing to which they're addicted? ...more

Mastering The Art

by Dr. Cecelia Ford ...more

ensaladilla rusa

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Julie and Julia: The Movie from a Food Blogger's Perspective

For months the food world has been abuzz with opinions about Julie and Julia, the long-awaited movie based on the life of food legend Julia Child and writer Julie Powell, famous for cooking and blogging her way through Julia's cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking. I saw the movie yesterday afternoon in Salt Lake City with a bunch of local food bloggers, in an audience that included many women from the era of Julia Child's TV show. There was laughter during the show, and applause when it ended, and as we walked out of the movie, our food blogger crowd was in complete agreement about one thing: we loved Meryl Streep as Julia Child. ...more

I think most everyone agrees that Julia and not Julie is the highlight of the movie.  As ...more