Monthly Archives: November 2009

Mashed Potato Pizza

Mashed Potato Pizza has been around for a while, but it’s worth remembering the recipe right after Thanksgiving when the prepped potatoes are in abundance. I like it best with pork (bacon, pancetta, whatever), garlic, and caramelized onions, but if … Continue reading

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Pilgrim Pizza

The central challenge of Thanksgiving is not so much preparing the holiday meal, but rather dealing with the aftermath. In our house we can handle leftovers about two times before something more creative has to be done to use up … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Part 2

According to Cook’s Illustrated, the most perfect way to roast a turkey involves roasting it upside down with salt pork draped over the back. Since the narrative accompanying the recipe makes it seem like every other attempt to roast a … Continue reading

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Kaboucha Bourbon Cheesecake

My great revelation this year was that all winter squash is basically interchangeable. Sure, if you eat them all alone, you can discern the differences between a butternut and a kaboucha. But by the time you’ve mixed in sausage and … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Part 1

Yesterday, basically all of my husband’s immediate family arrived for Thanksgiving. So now we have 8 adults and 5 kids in the house. Under some circumstances, this would seem like a lot of pressure, but my in-laws by and large … Continue reading

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I love the new issue of the New Yorker

I was delighted to find the Food Edition of the New Yorker in my mailbox yesterday. We get them a little later than most everybody else out here in CA, so if this is the first you are hearing of … Continue reading

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On Kingsolver’s Animal Vegetable Miracle

My zero-tolerance stance toward looking at green goop in my 15-month-old’s nose pretty well ensures that I catch every cold he gets, and no amount of handwashing prevents the spread. Right now, I have some sort of serious nastiness, and … Continue reading

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