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November 2009


Giving Thanks (and Apple Galette)

[Pacific Ocean near Bodega Head, July 2009.] Today, Thanksgiving, is one of my one of my very favorite days of the year, mainly because it combines two things very close to my heart: food (and the cooking of it) of course, as well as…

26 November 2009

Thanksgiving Sans the Bird

[Roasted and stuffed pumpkin for Thanksgiving, fall 2008.] Thanksgiving is the cook’s holiday — sure, Christmas can be, too, or Easter, or even New Year’s Eve if you’re kitchen-inclined and like me take any excuse to have a dinner party. But Thanksgiving is truly…

23 November 2009

For Mon Frere, on his Anniversaire

Dear Kurt, Today you are thirty years on this earth — thirty! As a wise friend told me last year when I turned 30, you are still so awfully young, even if it doesn’t always feel like it. Twenty-nine was a big year for…

19 November 2009