Kathleen Flinn's Blog

December 24, 2015

For years, I’ve been threatening to start a podcast. In October, I attended an inspiring weekend hosted by Feet in Two Worlds and promptly went and bought a Zoom H5, a mic and started contacting food writers I admired to come sit in my kitchen and chat. I’m launching the podcast in January, but I […]
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Published on December 24, 2015 12:51 • 24 views

November 16, 2015

 I’ve long been fascinated by popovers and for this, I blame Dorothy Parker. For those unfamiliar, Dorothy was a fabulously wry writer who was among the founding members of “the vicious circle” of writers who made up The Algonquin Roundtable in New York. Starting in 1919, the group of thirty newspaper and magazine writers met […]
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Published on November 16, 2015 00:35 • 13 views

November 5, 2015

That’s me, age four, stuffing a turkey. I’ve been doing this holiday dinner thing a long time. So much information exists on the humble turkey, a curiously popular bird. Here are simple answers to common questions from reliable sources. [Updated November 2015] Q. Why do we eat turkey on holidays, anyway? A. Great question. As […]
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Published on November 05, 2015 13:12 • 9 views

November 4, 2015

                    Holiday meals can cause even confident cooks anxiety. I asked some of my food writer friends for their best advice. – Kathleen. General Planning Tips 1. Make Lists “Make lots of lists,” advises Diane Morgan, the author of The New Thanksgiving Table and The Thanksgiving Table. […]
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Published on November 04, 2015 13:44 • 3 views
I had to stop into my local supermarket yesterday to pick up two bottles of Prosecco — and a pack of new kitchen sponges as that’s the kind of thrilling dichotomy that rules my life. Then I saw it: the huge bin of frozen turkeys. It’s that time of year again. A select few know about […]
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Published on November 04, 2015 04:55 • 2 views

October 24, 2015

Hey my Seattle friends, we are giving away TWO TICKETS to “The Sweet Spot,” our first culinary salon to benefit The Culinary Trust. Simply share this post on Facebook or Twitter, or enter via email. Winners will be chosen at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 4th PST. The evening will begin with a networking/cocktail session at […]
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Published on October 24, 2015 01:12 • 4 views
Hey my Seattle friends, I’d like to invite you to “The Sweet Spot,” a culinary salon to benefit The Culinary Trust. The evening will begin with a networking/cocktail session at Seattle’s coolest new private co-working space, The Cloud Room. The evening’s program starts with a conversation with Joe Whinney of Theo’s Chocolate on how third […]
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Published on October 24, 2015 01:12 • 10 views
Ah, that annual stressful event known as holiday dinner planning. If you’re a novice cook, it can seem deeply conflicted. But then, remember the math. Most classic holiday dinner menus include a main dish,  gravy or sauce, potatoes, two to three vegetables, some bread, plus dessert. If you’re opting for a roast turkey – a […]
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Published on October 24, 2015 00:03 • 5 views

October 10, 2015

In my first book, The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry, this recipe was known as “Potage ‘Minestrone’ a la Ma Mere,” since all the recipes had French names. This is neither French, nor strictly speaking, even minestrone. Instead, it served as a catch-all flexible soup recipe into which my mother could leverage the […]
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Published on October 10, 2015 19:22 • 5 views

September 19, 2015

Is your writing feeling a bit stale? Do you find yourself writing similar posts? Or, do you just feel you could just it so much better. In this very special session, Kathleen will lead you through a series of exercises to help you take a fresh perspective on your own work. The afternoon include practical […]
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Published on September 19, 2015 16:05 • 15 views