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Classic French bread boules — A scatter of voices

Classic French bread

Overnight (but minimal kneading) classic French bread boules with crunchy crusts… and a collection of voices, recorded and live, that shock, calm, and entertain, with some fun audio samples.

Bourbon chocolate pecan cookies – a love letter to Cuprum, Idaho

bourbon pecan chocolate drop cookies

Deliciously addictive gluten-free (or not) chocolate chocolate chip cookies with bourbon, pecans, and coconut, and a memoir about two journeys to one of the smallest and remotest communities in the lower United States: Cuprum, Idaho.

Taste-tingling chicken parmesan — Escape to Sicily

chicken parmesan

A recipe for some very, very good chicken parmesan (sometimes presented as chicken parmagiana) – plus, some dumb Americans, a sojourn to Trapani, Sicily, and what does the term “marinara” mean, anyway?

Tuscan Lamb with Parsley – Fear and Sighing in Olympia

Tuscan lamb with parsley

My wife and I lived in Olympia, Washington for two years when she was assigned to work with the state’s public health department. There were other cities available to her – in California, New Mexico, and somewhere in the Midwest – but we chose Olympia, knowing in advance that it had the sort of rainy, dreary, soul-crushing climate that might wring the very last milligram of joy from your being.

Apalachicola, Florida – Delicious Mix’ n’ Match Baked Oysters

A morning's harvest in Apalachicola (photo c Ned White)

My wife and I were in Apalachicola, Florida, a few years ago to spend a weekend eating oysters.  Apalachicola is a small town, nestled on the elbow of the Florida panhandle, and it’s about as far away as you can get from fancy city seafood restaurants that serve things like braised medallions of clam spleens […]

High and Heady Taos, New Mexico – Best-ever Southwest Black Bean Soup

Taos Mesa, cut through by the Rio Grande Gorge.

  Years before we moved to midcoast Maine, my wife and I lived for several years in Taos, New Mexico, which sits at a heady-ish altitude of 7500 feet on a vast mesa of sagebrush and chamisa, sliced down the middle by the 800-feet deep Rio Grande Gorge. Vastness is endemic to the Taos area, […]