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Exploring The Importance Of Bread In France

Bread has long been a staple of society.  Yet it is much more than a means of sustenance.  In its various forms, we now view bread as a means to define certain cultures.  There’s pita in Middle Eastern cuisine, naan accompanies Indian curry, and a basic baguette in France. As my usual low-carb eating self…

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The Pleasure of Pasta Making

Just because it’s late summer, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy pasta.  It’s actually the perfect time of year to enjoy it most! As the nights cool off, you can finally tolerate the heat of the kitchen again. And you have the best ingredients available:  Field grown tomatoes and basil for fresh marinara sauce.  And of…

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Roasted Monkfish Wrapped In Speck

When the weather is hot, I want to eat more seafood, especially locally caught fish.  Prices can get high for anything not farmed, and flounder doesn’t lend itself to much variety in preparation.  But don’t forget about monkfish.  Called the “poor-man’s lobster” for its texture, but it tastes more like meat.  Play this up by…