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The Chinese like to feature whole steamed fish on the menu of their New Year's feasts. Said to signify togetherness, abundance and long life, it's a dish with symbolism that is as important as taste. Indeed, you're supposed to leave the bones, head … more
A plum pudding gently steams on the stove as I am writing this column my mother's recipe. Sweetly spiced, dark with molasses and a bit boozy from flaming the pudding, she served it on Christmas day with either marshmallow sauce or lemon sauce. Many … more
How much cake have you eaten in the past two weeks? I have eaten way too much. There's chocolate on every table, ice cream at every gathering, holiday cake just going to go to waste if you don't eat it literally right now. My body is definitely in … more
When I was looking through my Aunt Marion's cookbook just before Christmas in search of her bourbon ball recipe, I ran across a clipping from Southern Living magazine for Hummingbird Cake. I have no idea why it's called that, maybe because of all … more
After ringing in the New Year with noise makers, fine bubbly and a midnight kiss from a loved one, be daring and try a new recipe for 2017.Berkshire/Southern Vermont restaurants often get asked how they make their most popular dishes. Once some … more
I am hesitant about using the name Nutella because it is a brand, and with all the issues that I faced about registering The Yankee Chef, it simply rubs me the wrong way. But one taste of that deliciously creamy spread and I was hooked. It wasn't … more
Holiday food traditions are a lot like snowflakes: No two are the same, but they're often drawn from a similar water source.Such is the case with sufganiyot, the jelly- or custard-filled Hanukkah donuts that celebrate the miracle of oil. Similar to … more
The prospect of roasting a duck strikes many a home cook as a mountain too high, but I'm not sure why.It's definitely no more complicated than cooking a whole turkey, and I think it tastes far better. Some folks surely suspect that duck is gamey, … more
Sweet potato slices are the latest rage in the avocado toast trend. If you are at all involved with Pinterest, you know this already. Pop slices of unpeeled sweet potato in a regular old toaster and then top it with healthy goodies — like the … more
Whether or not you celebrate the Jewish holidays, a good brisket recipe is a nice thing to have in your winter repertoire. Brisket is a tough and fairly inexpensive cut of meat that gets amazingly tender after some quality time in the oven, and it … more
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