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Baltimore Greeks

09.15.2010
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IT’S ALWAYS NICE to be asked to the party. This is true whether the party in question is a real, in-person evening of good food and knee-slapping music, or whether it’s a virtual gathering where you’re asked to supply your own nibbles. Some weeks ago, I was invited to such an online “party”—and, in a [...]

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Phanouropita: The Year of the Saint

08.26.2010
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Well, it’s been a year in the making, but today—on the eve of Saint Phanourios’s feast day—the first leg of my journey with this Greek Orthodox saint and his cake has come to a close. (If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, please click the links in the right column or the main navigation, [...]

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Stone Barn Farm Day

08.07.2010
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“Why did the chicken cross the playground?” my son asks.
“Why?” I say.
“To get to the other slide!”
It’s not the greatest joke, I know, but my son was proud to tell it. Of course, this is not the greatest slideshow I’ve posted below, either. Not by a long shot. Actually the quality sucks, and I’m not [...]

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Crazy Good Peaches Come to Bellevue

07.23.2010
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CHANGE COMES FREQUENTLY, sometimes with unmistakable, irreversible authority—think of life’s extremes: birth, death, and the rites of passage in between. More often than not, however, change appears in subtler, everyday ways; the trick is to see and appreciate the significance.
A couple of weeks ago, my life changed with the deceptively simple appearance of fuzzy-skinned peaches.
I [...]

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Dame Julia Smiles on Portuguese Table

04.23.2010
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BACK IN MARCH, you may have seen my post about the IACP cookbook awards. Well, verdicts came in last night as awards were distributed in Portland, Oregon, at the IACP conference ceremony, which was presided over by co-hosts Ruth Reichl and Kim Severson. I had nearly forgotten about the ceremony date, but was reminded by one [...]

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Visit FTS at the Food Bloggers’ Bake Sale

04.12.2010
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Save the Date!
This Saturday, April 17, Feeding the Saints will participate in the first annual National Food Bloggers Bake Sale to raise money for charity. Come to the Brooklyn Flea Market in Fort Greene, between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., and sample unique treats from the FTS kitchen. Plus, if you’re there when they open [...]

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Springtime Wish for Readers

04.04.2010
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WHEREVER AND WHOEVER you may be, whatever you celebrate this weekend (it could be no more or less than the appearance of springtime flowers)—if you’ve found your way to Feeding the Saints today, then I take this moment to welcome you, thank you, and wish you a season of renewed hope and abundant life. It [...]

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Awards You Can *Really* Get Behind

03.08.2010
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ACADEMY SCHMADEMY. Between all the buildup, the actual event itself, and the approaching week’s debates over who got cheated, who looked classy or trashy, and so forth . . . I’m glad Oscars season is over till next year. If I have to weigh in, I’ll say brava to Mo’Nique and Sandra (though the foodie [...]

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Recipes That Speak of Home: an eCookbook to Help Haiti

02.07.2010

I first “met” Lauren McMillan of the blog Celiac Teen when she hosted the Daring Baker’s Challenge in January—and in so doing, showed me (and the whole the DB community) the bliss of Nanaimo Bars. Now, Lauren has shown us all something else: what one teenage girl can do to help others if she puts [...]

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Toot the Horn, Eat a Quiche: Great News to Share

02.04.2010

FOOD52 WILDCARD WINNER!
MY MOM AND I used to laugh about a silly thing we saw one day while navigating traffic in Los Angeles: a woman eating a banana while driving, intermittently blowing her horn to urge cars forward. It wasn’t so much what she was doing as how she did it, each activity with gusto. [...]

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How a Baker Says Thank You

01.19.2010

MY MOTHER ALWAYS SAID it’s bad luck to return an empty container. Or if not bad luck, then bad form. If you end up with someone’s loaf pan or pie plate in your kitchen, then wash it carefully and find a way to fill it—with gratitude, but also with a treat to pay back the [...]

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