Tag Archives: Julia Child

Tourte Milanese – A Meal en Croute

Good to see you again, Ms. Tourte Milanese! You’re looking as beautiful as ever! Yes, there is a story behind that unusual welcome to an edible, inanimate object.  I’m weird, but not that weird.  I hope. Remember when I told you … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child!

My favorite quotes from Julia Child. “If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.” “Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?” “The best way … Continue reading

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Parlez-Vous Croissant? How to Make Croissants from Scratch!

The croissant has evolved…into a crescent roll.  Let me explain.  From the time I was in college, until about 10 years ago, croissants were flaky, layered, buttery crescents of heaven. No matter where I bought them, they were all of … Continue reading

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Homemade Puff Pastry and Vols-Au-Vents

How to Make Puff Pastry The real Puff Daddy, right? “You’re tall, do your exercises by the window where the ledge you can hold onto is higher”; “You’re tall, can you grab that off the shelf for me?”.  HUH? This is … Continue reading

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