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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Poor Mark Bittman received a lashing from a number of outspoken readers when he took on the humble arepa last month, and apparently slaughtered it. So I was thrilled when my friend Jessica brought pumpkin arepas to my dinner party last Saturday. Having received guidance from her Colombian boyfriend, she understood the important distinction Mr. […]

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On Saturday night I hosted the first in a series of themed dinner parties in which guests prepare dishes that are unified by a single ingredient. October was easy – pumpkin. I decked the house out in a tamer iteration of the ramshackle Grey Gardens interior, screened Burnt Offerings and The Exorcist silently on the […]

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This week I began volunteering with 18 Reasons, a first-of-its-kind community center dedicated to food and food culture. Really, there is no better fit for me and volunteerism than this place. And what a lovely way to begin. The tiny space hosted a cookbook swap that was impressively flush with books that would make any […]

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