Category Archives: mastication

Liberté, Égalité, Etc…

My friend Greg recently treated me to a dinner at Church & State in downtown LA. He didn’t tell me where we were going, and I swear that one of the streets we drove down was the same one where … Continue reading

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Uppercrust forever

“We’ll behave, Mary Poppins, we promise.” “That’s a pie crust promise: easily made, easily broken.” As usual, the practically perfect Mary Poppins is right. Pie crusts are like the martini of the pastry world: their very simplicity belies a complexity of … Continue reading

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Samosas: Pied, Not Fried

While a samosa is more properly a dumpling than it is a pie, these traditionally triangular puffs of golden goodness filled with vegetables and the spices of the east can conceivably be compared to a fried pie or empanadas. Though … Continue reading

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My Year in Pie

°It has been some time since I have posted on this blog, having been stuck with the latest list friend Thistle (who may now be followed, should you choose, at http://baineofmyexistence.BlogSpot.com) and I have compiled. Though I know I will … Continue reading

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All the Noise and all the Hurry Seems to Help

Reader Beware: Please understand that almost nothing within this post is documented in any form, and that all I’m writing is what I’ve heard in general conversation. Please understand that I’m not always the best listener-I’m easily distracted by shiny … Continue reading

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Award Winning Parties

Tayreze asked: WWJD – Do you have any suggestions for Oscar fare? That is an interesting question and a timely one, as the Oscars will be upon us in less than a week. Oscar fare suggests an Oscar party, which … Continue reading

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The First Annual Las Vegas Gourmet Holiday Dinner

It began with two days of shopping and cooking. Thistle wanted to throw a holiday party for friends, co-workers and neighbours, and solicited my assistance. We prepared Mrs Robinson’s Turkey (see previous post, A Truly Noble Bird); Roast Stuffed Loin … Continue reading

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