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It’s that time of year again, isn’t it? I’m referring not to holidays but to the annual wave of colds and flus making the rounds. The weather turns and folks are down for the count. I’ve got a weapon against this – it’s called soup. If you load a soup with fortifying vegetables such as […]

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It’s funny how sometimes the memory of a dish will follow you around for months, even years. It was sometime last spring that I had a dish like that, at Range here in San Francisco. The memorable dish was remarkably simple, though I didn’t know that at the time: Cod a la Nage. A la […]

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When I was younger and a dedicated vegetarian, my mother picked up a paperback copy of the seminal vegetarian guide Laurel’s Kitchen. There was something kind of mystical and wholesome about that book and the lifestyle it espoused, the way the women sat about in their prairie dresses around a wood table, long hair pinned […]

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If, this weekend, you were looking for the perfect winter dish to spend a long afternoon preparing, one that will drive you mad with its luxuriously rich smells – red wine, butter, onions and bacon – this is your answer. Coq au Vin is the alpha and the omega of stews. There’s really no two […]

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That delicate little spoon above is from my grandmother’s collection of silver, the kind of stuff that’s brought out only once a year. And that’s my step-mom’s beautifully patinaed All-Clad pot. And the stew that we supped on the night of Christmas Eve, whose simplicity and ease is remarkable. It’s just fish, fish stock, tomatoes, […]

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