Category Archives: taste

Rosemary in the January Garden

It was quiet and dark as I crept from bed, igniting light in the sleeping kitchen. I chopped potatoes and onion, settled beans and barley in water to soften. I had every single ingredient for the Sabbath stew, cholent, my … Continue reading »

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Remembering Our Roots: The 100 Foot Journey

In the movie, which we saw as a family yesterday, the young chef is Indian-born with a palate inspired by his mother’s culinary expertise. He takes his Masala Dabba, the infamous Indian spice box that varies slightly from chef to chef, into … Continue reading »

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From Scratch

“This is made from scratch in a home kitchen with the best ingredients,” the woman told us. She was pointing to artful cupcakes in plastic containers with homemade labels stuck to the top. “I once looked at the ingredients of the … Continue reading »

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German breads arrive at my doorstep

Yesterday a box landed at my door, and my 8-year-old tore it open to help me dig out two lovely loaves of authentic German bread and a letter as tastefully poetic as the bread itself. We travel the world in … Continue reading »

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The Best Cup of Coffee

Great Lakes Coffee Roasters. Early on a spring morning. Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers. My son is getting braces right this very moment. I order the Guatemala pour over – which has hints of buttermilk, according to the chalk … Continue reading »

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