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BOOK REVIEW / Ruth Reichl’s “Save Me the Plums”
By Larry Levine – “Save Me the Plums” is Ruth Reichl at her best. The stories she tells of her time as editor-in-chief of the late Gourmet magazine are frank
NEW CONTEST
COOKING FOR A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN CONTEST RULES 1. Answers must be submitted by email to tabletalkatlarrys@earthlink.net by the deadline for each contest. Put the name of the contest – VIDEO
OBSERVATIONS FROM THE HIGHWAY
UNDER WAY – Sunday morning. Easter Sunday. We’re in the car early to head north for a visit with son John and his family in Issaquah WA, close by Seattle.
THANK YOU, YOLANDA, FOR GUACAMOLE AND SO MUCH MORE
The first time I saw Yolanda Quintero she was sitting on a bench in the shade near the sun-drenched concrete playground at the elementary school we attended near downtown Los
A TIME-TESTED BRISKET RECIPE FOR PASSOVER OR ANY OTHER DAY
By Larry Levine – There may be as many ways to bake a brisket as there are cooks preparing the meat for a Passover Dinner or any other time of
DINNER FOR TWO FOR LESS THAN $7 EACH – TWICE
By Larry Levine – How about dinner for two for less than $7 each? Twice. – A whole roast chicken and chicken in mushroom sauce Start with a whole chicken,
THE FOUR-CENTURY JOURNEY OF THE UBIQUITOUS BAGEL
Let us consider the ubiquitous bagel, that round piece of dough with a hole in the middle that has transformed itself from the food of old country Ashkenazi Jews into
EVERYWHERE IN THE U.S., IT’S SOUP WEATHER / Seafood Gumbo
No matter where you are in the U.S., reminders are everywhere – it’s winter. Whether it’s a polar vortex, just plain cold, or driving rains, it’s the dead of winter,
AT LAST, A SUCCESSFUL MUSHROOM SOUP
By Larry Levine – The sun was bright and the morning temperature had inched north of 60 degrees on the way to a high of 69 for the day. It

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