How A Pie for Mikey Made A Birthday for Bentley Perfect

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When Jennie Perillo instructed us to “make a peanut butter pie and share it with someone you love. Then hug them like there is no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on” I complied. Jennie lost her husband Mikey to a sudden heart attack a week ago and this was his favorite pie. I don’t know her very well, but I’ve felt her charismatic character around the blogging universe and she’s always struck me as plucky […]

Morel-Fiddlehead Marsala Primavera on Beet Fettuccine

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*After you read this post, you should go have a look at what The Nudie Foodies are doing for Japan. It’s food porn at its finest, all for a great cause.

Is there a soul on the planet who is aggrieved by the approach of spring? Really, what’s not to love? I especially welcome the nubile tips of frigid bulbs poking up from beneath rain-loosed soil. The spoils of the earth finally make a verdant appearance on the plate and […]

Ahi Poke in Rice Cornets with Mango Caviar and Lemongrass-Meyer Lemon Bubbles

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Just when I think it might be nice to gnaw on a simple roast and gaze contentedly out the frost-paned window whilst puffing on a pipe wearing a sweater with elbow patches, THE DARK SIDE CREEPETH FORTH. The Dark Side has a voice and it sounds suspiciously like James Earl Jones. I’m at the butcher shop, fingers fondling an enticing slab of chuck, and The Dark Side says, “How the hell are you going to modernize a roast, Salty? You […]

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