Strawberry Pie

A while back I posted on Avocado Pie, a recipe given to me by a friend during my college years in the 70’s. He was one of three male classical musicians who shared a beautiful home in Santa Barbara, California. I moved away from, S.B. in 1978, but retrospectively, I know one of them had

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3-Onion Tart with Taleggio

Everyone is familiar with Italian Parmesan, but is everyone familiar with Taleggio?! According to “House of Cheese,” by the Di Bruno Bros, owners of the famous, “pioneering specialty food retailer and importer that began with a modest shop in th e now-iconic South Philadelphia Italian Market in 1939, “Taleggio is the all-time gateway stinker.” (Which

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Rustic Tomato Galette

I’ve always preferred rustic food presentations over fancier ones, but that’s probably because I lack artistry and patience to create more formal presentations. A perfect example is a pie. I’d much rather make a galette, which must actually look like it’s haphazardly put together, instead of a pretty tart with glistening, criss-crossing lattice. This is

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Spinach Pie

It was the photo that caught my attention on the Epicurious website. I was searching for something, and this distracted me. Spinach pie. A simple, beautiful Irish recipe. Savory tarts, pies, and quiches are some of my favorite things to serve for lunch, especially for company. They’re not much work, as long as a pie

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Eggnog Ice Cream

What is eggnog? Have you ever thought about it? I mean, it’s a drink – a lovely caloric drink – that is very traditional during the holidays. It’s made with separated eggs and cream and flavored with nutmeg. And that’s really what it is. It’s not a flavor, per se. And yet, you can make

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