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Quince Tatin with Cinnamon Cream from Sirocco by Sabrina Ghayour

Quinces are related to apples and pears, albeit distantly. It’s an Asian fruit grown mostly in Turkey and China. Very little is grown in the Western Hemisphere and the closest to us is Mexico. Quince trees are modestly high and most often appear in mixed orchards with other fruit trees. Some quince can be eaten…

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Blueberry Nectarine Pie from First Prize Pies by Allison Kave

  In First Prize Pies, Allison Kave argues that you can enjoy pie year round. Her argument is sound, and you can see my review here. But, ah aren’t there always buts in life, I think late summer is just the one time of year when you have to try pie. There are blueberries and…

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Classic Chewy Oatmeal Cookies from Cooks Illustrated

  By now you may have heard about management changes at Cooks Illustrated magazine. While who running America’s Test Kitchen is not your most important priority in life, the quality of their recipes just may be quite important. Many of us look to Cooks each month for the best in both recipes and the cooking…

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Chocolate Cake from A La Mere De Famille

  On a recent trip to Paris, Suzi and I tried an Airbnb. And I have to say it was a great experience. Our apartment was lovely, a tad tiny, but came at a third of the price of a hotel. We spent the saved money on food and Uber. Uber in Paris is a…

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