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Crème de Pot

In 2018, I am now far too old to be mixing drugs and alcohol cavalierly and have yet to secure my Election Night companionship, but I do know what I’ll be serving to those who do decide to endure this biennial ritual with me: Continue reading

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Super Tuesday Santorum Cake

This rich, chocolatey cake is entirely egg-free. Not due to wartime rationing, thank heavens, but because the author believes deeply in the concept of chickenhood. All eggs– both fertilized and non– have the right to grow into the poultry God intended them to be: clucking, happy, beheaded, fried, and eaten on the campaign trail.

The absence of dairy products means the texture of this dessert utterly oil-dependent.

And, of course, there are nuts.
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Spanking Fresh Kalter Hund

Sometimes, things have a way of just happening to you. When I woke up one morning several weeks ago, I found myself looking forward to a lazy Sunday afternoon, followed by an evening of cocktails, theater, and dinner with a … Continue reading

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Comeback: Little Sheba

I’ve been spending entirely too much time watching episodes of The French Chef with Julia Child that my friend Craig gave me. I find Mrs. Child oddly hypnotizing. There is something about her uniquely-accented voice and the not-entirely graceful movement … Continue reading

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Valrhona: Serious about chocolate.

Yesterday, Valrhona Chocolate hosted a Single Origin Chocolate dessert tasting and demonstration at 350 Rhode Island Street– otherwise known as the new home of the California Culinary Academy. The joy I was experiencing in anticipation of having superior-quality chocolate waved … Continue reading

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Elbow's Room

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with my oldest friend in the world to mind her three-year-old while she had her hair cut and dyed. As a reward, she said, she would buy me chocolate. Fine, I thought. … Continue reading

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