Monthly Archives: January 2011

Cheese Croquettes

If you are looking for something beyond (or maybe in addition to) your favorite chips and dip for your Super Bowl party, here’s a great make ahead appetizer.  Steve from PastureLand Co-op suggests a chilled Wisconsin lager as a natural accompaniment with these tasty snacks – unless of course you’re a Steelers fan! Makes about […]
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California Food, French Accent

  Ellelle specializes in artisanal foods hand-crafted in Pasadena, California.  Lennie LaGuire (the “L.L.” behind Ellelle) is a journalist-turned-chef who trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris.  She created her company to showcase local, organically grown fruit.  Her jams feature sparkling flavor combinations and are cooked in hammered copper French preserving pans with no commercial […]
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L’Etoile Restaurant, a Star indeed!

I became familiar with E’toile Restaurant in Madison, Wisconsin, many years ago.  At that time, chef/owner Odessa Piper taught cooking classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill.  Her passion for seeking out local ingredients was unbridled.  As the cooking school coordinator at the time, she’d have me foraging all over town (virtually, mind you until I found […]
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Strudel, An Austrian Pastry

APPLE STRUDEL from “Kaffeehaus – Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafés of Vienna, Budapest and Prague” by Rick Rodgers There are so many activities that can occupy one’s time on a cold, winter day here in Minnesota, so Kevin, Jen and I chose to spend the day making strudel.  We decided to make the same […]
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Hello, Chef

My good friend Suvir was here at Bret’s Table for a surprise Birthday Party.  We had such a great time, I thought I share the link to his blog.
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