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Recipes: Vegetables

Paris + Texas: Fall Recipes & Change is Good

Fall Produce While there’s absolutely nothing like a summer vine-ripe tomato or fresh sweet corn, have you ever considered that perhaps they wouldn’t be so special if we had them all the time? You know absence makes the heart grow fonder. Could you overload on summer produce? I’m not so sure, but I do love… Read more »

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Awe, Gratitude, and Rooming with Julia Child

L»R: Julia Child, Nathalie Dupree, and a young Virginia Willis Meeting Julia Child The first time I actually met Julia I was completely awestruck. My mentor Nathalie Dupree and I were attending a media breakfast event at Food Network. (The very, very first time doesn’t count. It was a booksigning and I was struck dumb… Read more »

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Chill Out: Summer Small Plates

Whew. Last week was a blur in NYC. I had a great time hosting Cooking Today for Martha Stewart Radio interspersed with various meetings and eatings. The meetings went great and the eatings were delicious. Stay tuned for more exciting events this fall! Dining was mostly low key, but a couple of the highlights included… Read more »

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4G Summer: Glorious, Gardening, Grilling, & Garlic + Three Condiment Recipes

Life is Good This summer has been glorious. Life is good, love is good, work is good. I am happy. The past weeks have been filled with lots of gardening and grilling. I absolutely love to dig in the dirt. It’s so therapeutic. I can’t tend a houseplant to save my life, but vegetables? Love…. Read more »

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