Category Archives: Books

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Book Review: The Table Comes First

We shouldn’t intellectualize food, because that makes it too remote from our sensory pleasures; but we ought to talk as intelligently as we can about it, because otherwise it makes our sensory pleasures too remote from our minds. The knowledge that our senses are part of our intelligence is what makes us human. (Gopnik, p.8) […]

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Almond Pulp Crackers

“Once you start cooking, one thing leads to another. A new recipe is as exciting as a blind date….We make things from scratch just to see if we can.” -Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle (p. 130) We found ourselves with the rare weekend to ourselves. Friday evening, after a casual dinner out and a glass […]

The Science of Good Meatloaf – and Giveaway Winner!

Despite the fact that my education and professional career has been focused on the Arts, I really do love science. In fact, as a kid, I was given a microscope for Christmas, and in 5th grade, I had a mad science birthday party. People often discuss cooking and baking as “science,” but I had never […]

Thank You, Blog World #6

BIG NEWS, Everyone!  This is our 100th post!  Pas de Deux blog is growing up! With Thanksgiving lying ahead and 99 posts behind us, this is a great to time reflect on what I’m thankful for.  I am constantly inspired by the originality and creativity of other bloggers, both inside and outside the realm of […]

A cookie a day…

…Keeps the heartache away. You know that saying, right?  You don’t?  Well, you should. My mom recently told me she thinks I’ve been too affected by romantic books and movies.  My expectations are unrealistic.   I’m beginning to agree with her.   Let’s think about Notting Hill for a minute.  Julia Roberts says, “I’m just a girl, […]

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