Yearly Archives: 2011

Tarte aux Trois Chocolats

Okay, I’m just learning French, so my translation of “Tart with Three Chocolates” may not be exactly correct.  What I do know is that I couldn’t find chocolate graham crackers anywhere in the Twin Cities.  I even emailed the Nabisco company asking if they would direct me to a grocer that carried them.  I never […]
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Meatloaf Muffins

No this post does not include a recipe for meatloaf muffins.  However, I had the pleasure of speaking with Michael Dane, the creator of the Meatloaf Muffins blog,  a  stand-up comedian and hopefully a soon-to-be cookbook author via telephone the other day.   Here’s the results of our interview.  He’s a hoot and even made me […]
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French Apple Tart

This tart totally reminds me of the Tarte aux Pommes in France that I have enjoyed.  They can be purchased from any number of patisserie cases in Paris, Provence and many shops in-between. Of course I had to figure out how to make it.  If I do say so myself, it’s darn near close to […]
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Restaurant l’Affable, Cannes

There’s rarely a opportunity missed to talk about food and France.  And, it really helps when I have reloaded my wallet with business cards.  The most recent occasion was a conversation with ER doctor at Abbott Hospital in the wee hours of the morning during a visit with Jon.  Jon’s fine and it gave us […]
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Another scoop on Ice Cream

Recently, I came across an article titled “Here’s the Scoop”, written by Molly O’Neill.  It’s in the Aug/Sept issue of Saveur magazine.  In the article she talks about the science of making “rich and creamy” ice cream.  I had a vague idea of the “science”, so my interest was peaked. She also writes about one […]
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Ice Cream anyone? How about Brandied Sour Cherries, Chocolate Chunk and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream?

I was riding home on the train recently during which time I got a phone call from Jon.  “Hey meet me at the 38th Street Station”, he said.  Pourquoi I inquired?  We need to go downtown to pick up 23 dozen eggs from our farmer friends, Curt and Paul.  23 dozen eggs?  Immediately visions of […]
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Saffron Restaurant & Lounge, Take Two!

Earlier this month we traveled to Saint Louis to visit family and friends.  While we were mostly “unplugged” from the net, thankfully we did have some connectivity via our cell phones.  As Jon was scanning through the emails coming in, he noticed an email from his absolute FAVORITE restaurant in the Twin Cities, Saffron Restaurant […]
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Off to the Farmhaus, Saint Louis

We headed to Saint Louis for a weekend trip recently.  While in transit via Southwest Airlines, I had a few minutes to peruse the July issue of Food & Wine magazine.  Low and behold there was an article featuring their top chefs for 2011.  And one of them, Kevin Willmann, has a restaurant called Farmhaus […]
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