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Recipes: Poultry and Game Birds

Chefs Move to Schools: Ruby’s Chicken Fingers

Almost 2 years ago I was one of over 800 chefs  invited to the White House for “Chefs Move to Schools”, part of the “LetsMove“. This program is First Lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to help combat childhood obesity within a generation. (In my opinion, no matter your politics, first ladies do good work: teaching people how… Read more »

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IPhone Chicken: Poulet Chasseur

Until yesterday I was still in New England after Passover and Easter. Eas-over, we called it. How’s that for multi-cultural? It’s spring up there, but to this Southern girl it just felt like winter with pretty flowers! So, I wanted something filling and warm for dinner, but not too heavy. Poulet Chasseur may sound fancy in French,… Read more »

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Cooking with Fat: Animal to Vegetable

Folks think of Southern food and envision Fried Chicken, Fried Green Tomatoes, Fried Catfish, and Fried Okra. There’s a suspicion that is not completely unfounded, that if something doesn’t move fast enough in a Southern kitchen it will soon find itself sizzling away to golden brown perfection in a cast iron skillet. However, that’s merely… Read more »

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