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November 17, 2012

“Locke put up his hands and tried to stand up; one of Jean’s fists grew in his field of vision until it seemed to blot out half the world. The blow folded him over like a bread-pretzel. When he recovered … Continue reading →
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Published on November 17, 2012 06:34 • 25 views

November 15, 2012

Thoughts: This recipe surprised me. I had been looking for likely candidates for fictional and historical Thanksgiving recipes, when I stumbled upon this dish in one of my cookbooks. I had my doubts about the rose water, but decided to … Continue reading →
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Published on November 15, 2012 07:09 • 21 views

November 13, 2012

“There were also salted peas and lentils as well as bowls of past-ripe tomatoes and pears. Poor stuff, in truth, but in a quantity and variety most of the Catchfire orphans had never seen before.” -The Lies of Locke Lamora, … Continue reading →
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Published on November 13, 2012 06:46 • 13 views

November 9, 2012

Thoughts: Continuing my seasonal trend of  all things Concord Grapes, I had the sudden idea to make these awesome jammy rolls with some leftover jam. Which, of course, means I’ll have to make more jam. They’re basically made the same … Continue reading →
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Published on November 09, 2012 06:02 • 26 views

November 6, 2012

“So Locke scuttled about, embarrassment and relief mingled on his face. The meal was roasted capon stuffed with garlic and onions, with grapes and figs scalded in a hot wine sauce on the side. Father Chains poured all of his … Continue reading →
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Published on November 06, 2012 08:43 • 26 views

November 2, 2012

“Richard knocked back the green liquid, which tasted of thyme and peppermint and winter’s mornings. He felt it go down and prepared himself to try to keep it from coming back up again. Instead he took a deep breath and … Continue reading →
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Published on November 02, 2012 07:15 • 20 views

October 30, 2012

“An exquisite scent of olives and oil and juice rose from the great brown dish as Marthe, with a little flourish took the cover off. The cook had spent three days over that dish and she must take great care, … Continue reading →
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Published on October 30, 2012 11:19 • 18 views

October 28, 2012

Thoughts: Concord grapes are such a fundamental element of my autumns that I simply cannot get enough of them. Perhaps because it is one of those increasingly few foods that is still seasonal, and briefly so, at that. I tend … Continue reading →
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Published on October 28, 2012 17:47 • 16 views

October 25, 2012

“Well, never mind. This day’s done and there’s a new one coming tomorrow, with no mistakes in it yet, as you used to say yourself. Just come downstairs and have your supper. You’ll see if a good cup of tea … Continue reading →
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Published on October 25, 2012 07:43 • 25 views

October 23, 2012

Thoughts: Cider, for me, is the epitome of Autumn. Dense, moist, and characterized by that distinctive spiced cider flavor, this cake is an easy new favorite. I initially wondered if the cake would need icing, since it calls for so few … Continue reading →
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Published on October 23, 2012 20:32 • 18 views

Food Through the Pages

Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
This blog features food taken from within works of fiction and made real and accessible for modern kitchens. In addition to being a fun way to put food on the table every week, it’s an awesome way to ...more
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