Everyone is talking about this year’s daily fasts in Ramadan being so long because sunset (the time when the fast is broken) will come a little after 8pm here in Chicago. It’s also a hot summer season. Very hot. Fasting...
One of my favorite things about pie crust is that it's so versatile once you have some ideas of what to do with it. It' s a whole new tasting experience to try savory dishes using pie dough instead of just...
What Julia Child taught me this winter....
When you live in a big city like I do, it doesn't mean you always get a chance to see the touristy spots like visitors usually do. We are busy on weekends, working during the week and so most...
On a cold, blustery winter day in search of some comfort food in a warm setting, we trekked out to a French-American restaurant called Chez Colette.  Actually, anything would have been warmer than outside at that time, but this...

To Roast a Duckling

How I reclaimed a duckling's reputation- with the help of Julia Child, of course.
Few of us have ever experienced the sublimity of being near a fountain of flowing chocolate, never mind a kitchen faucet that brings forth silky milk chocolate at one’s disposal. Even fewer of us have the opportunity to work...

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