Food

  1. Let us journey through the world of this culinary paradise.

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  2. "That morning Pippi was busy making pepparkakor--a kind of Swedish cookie. She had made an enormous amount of dough and rolled it out on the kitchen floor.

    "Because," said Pippi to her little monkey, "what earthly use is a baking board when one plans to make at least five hundred cookies?"

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  3. Heidi is a book about the healing powers of cheese, and don't let anyone tell you different. That plucky little girl from the Alps couldn't have gone very far in saving Clara or her dear Grandpapa without the help of dairy. Raclette is essentially the book's protagonist.

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  4. I KNOW IT’S A THING YOU DON’T HAVE TO TELL ME IT’S A THING.

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  5. I. Tradition I always wanted the kind of holidays you see in Publix commercials, ones stuffed with family sitting around a mile-long table that’s covered with dishes all lovingly made. I imagined waking on Thanksgiving to frosted windows and a house already warm from the oven. Aunts and uncles and cousins would stagger in throughout the day, some early enough to watch the parade while the air slowly turned savory; some just in time…

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  6. I don’t mean to disparage anyone’s tastes but we need to address the alphabet soup that is the CPK menu.

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  7. My mother makes latkes using pulverized potatoes, so I always thought pulverized were the way to go. Only in college did I discover that most people shred their potatoes. I fought with my entire college Hillel about this every year, alienating many. In my old age, though, I’ve mellowed out: I realize that taste is subjective. People like what they grew up with -- latkes are, for many Jewish people, inherently linked to childhood holiday memories and…

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  8. What is it about tea that is so wonderful, so calming? It is a delightful elixir, sweetly fragrant, older than coffee and more subtle. It’s not especially difficult to make a good cup of tea. So why is it almost impossible to get one here?

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  9. Well, the holidays are at last upon us, as "upon us" is a holiday's favorite place to sprawl, and that means one thing: making sure that you get enough to eat at holiday parties. There's nothing worse than waking up in January and realizing you've practiced careful moderation in the face of temptation, also watching that waistline, and cravings, and jeans that fit: food is everywhere.

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  10. In the Good Book, the good Lord told the disciples when they came to a town, if the town was deserving, to let their peace rest on it. And what were the disciples to do if the town wasn't deserving, girls and boys? They were to take their peace with them, to leave that place and shake the dust from their feet as a testimony against them.

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  11. Smarties - Mateus Rosé. Both are slightly fizzy on the tongue and a Rosé won't overpower the Red Dye No.3.

    York Peppermint Patty/Junior Mints - A Castilla y León that you can buy at a gas station.

    Dum Dums - An Old Fashioned. Skip the garnish and use the lollipop as a stirrer. You're the fun

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  12. I’m offering two recipes for pumpkin donuts today, one easy and one a little bit more complicated, so you can choose to either kill a whole afternoon baking or whip up a quick dessert/snack!

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  13. Hannibal is a television series based upon the popular novels of Thomas Harris. Each episode lasts for under an hour, with the shortest lasting 41 minutes, and the longest 44. There were 3 seasons comprising 39 total episodes, many named after a food item or meal component (usually, but not exclusively, containing meat.)

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  14. Welcome back to Crush Cakes! When you sit around breathlessly swooning over your crushes nonstop like me, well…we are worldly people here, you know what happens next. I make cakes expressing my feelings for them, and then sit back and wait for my destiny to be fulfilled. It all makes perfect sense. This time around, my crush cake is dedicated to Parker Posey and three of my very favourite roles of hers: Darla in Dazed…

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  15. To be a woman who dares overstep her place in the physical or the digital worlds is to be branded a target by men, men who wish to return to halcyon days: of women only seen (except when they shouldn’t be) but not heard, of apron-donning, of apple-cheeked ma’ams bowing to their every whim. For these men, food -- or rather, feeding -- is the second most important women’s work (with the first being to…

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