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Home Town: Portland, Oregon, USA
Living In: Seattle, Washington, USA
Member Since: Feb. 2007
Cooking Level: Expert
Cooking Interests: Mexican, Italian, Mediterranean, Quick & Easy, Gourmet
Hobbies: Gardening, Photography, Reading Books, Music
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About this Cook
I first learned to cook in a farmhouse kitchen. My two greatest passions are food and writing. The third happiest day of my life (after my wedding and the birth of my child) was the day we installed a 6 burner, 2 oven Viking range.
My favorite things to cook
I love French food, especially the simple, hearty food of Provence. I'm constantly questing for recipes that deliver a lot of flavor with minimal effort. Spending the whole day in the kitchen preparing a feast is a lot of fun but for every day I like to spend no more than 40 minutes, start to finish.
My favorite family cooking traditions
We do a different cuisine (world or regional) every year for Christmas. Lamb for Carnevale, ham for Easter.
My cooking triumphs
Thai food for 14 out of a kitchen the size of a phone box. A recent "bistro feast" that involved the most glorious beef daube ever.
My cooking tragedies
There was an incident with a "Tuscan Beans" recipe that lives in infamy...soupy, flavorless. It gave rise to the family motto: "This is either going to be really good or it's really going to suck".
Recipe Reviews 7 reviews
Amazing Pecan Coffee Cake
This is amazing coffee cake. I followed the recipe exactly (except for the foil thing...really not necessary). It is moist and crumbly and delicious.

1 user found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 22, 2007
Makhani Chicken (Indian Butter Chicken)
Oh my gosh. This is a fantastic dish. Despite the tons of ingredients it is really pretty easy to prepare. The chicken is so tender and the sauce is full of rich flavors. It doesn't have a lot of heat, which made it a hit with my child. I was a little afraid she wouldn't like it because she doesn't like curry but this has different flavors altogether and she really enjoyed it. This is going to be a regular feature in the family menu.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2007
Roasted Grapes and Carrots
This is a fantastic side dish. The combination sounded so weird that I just had to try it but it turned out beautifully. I too did a quick pre-cook on the carrots and everything roasted to a nice doneness. It tastes delicious and is quite beautiful to look at, too. Will certainly make this again.

2 users found this review helpful
Reviewed On: Mar. 12, 2007

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