The Book Cook

Of Mousse and Men

Chocolate Mousse: 8 oz. dark chocolate 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 3 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup heavy cream Instruction: 1. Over double boiler, melt chocolate, cinnamon, … Continue reading

September 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Never Let Mango

When I was growing up, it was always considered a special occasion to go over to my cousins’ house. And while sure, it was nice to spend time with family, … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · 3 Comments

A Midsummer Night’s Bream

Over the weekend, I took a quick jaunt over to London for the Rugby World Cup. Edward got these tickets almost a year ago, but with my new job back … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grimm’s Dairy Tales

This week I’ve been working on a freelance piece about avoiding surface cracks in cheesecakes. Blessedly, the life of a food writer requires testing subject matter at home. And while … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Char-Latte’s Web

When I was a child, my family owned the VHS of The Sound of Music. It’s such a long film that it was separated onto two tapes, the first of … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Ladle Women

My father and uncles have a summer garden at my Grammie’s house. Rows of eggplants, jalapeños, zucchinis, cherry and plum tomatoes are poking out of every corner of the little … Continue reading

August 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkebabs

I always associate the Harry Potter books with late summertime. My family proudly likes to claim that we were the first people in the USA to “discover” the beloved series, … Continue reading

July 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

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