Holy Yum
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Holy Yum

My editor at The Synthesis wrote a review of a cookbook I’ve been salivating over since she told me about it: Jerusalem. How comforting and enticing can you get? Jerusalem comforting and enticing, that’s how. Here’s her article, as it was printed. Not my problem if you find yourself running to the nearest bookstore. Jerusalem: … Continue reading

Roasted Marrow Bones
Food / Recipes

Roasted Marrow Bones

I asked my butcher to split marrow bones lengthwise for me when I was buying bones for the beef stock I used for Pot-au-feu. We enjoyed the amazing, buttery marrow on little toasted buckwheat blinis with a shallot and white balsamic vinaigrette. Roasted Marrow Bones Ingredients: Marrow bones, split lengthwise (4 or 5 will feed … Continue reading

Pot-au-feu
Food / Recipes

Pot-au-feu

Pot-au-feu is a simple and wonderfully flavorful old-school French classic. My version is slightly varied from the pot-au-feu recipe in Charles Virion’s French Country Cookbook. Although I found a wonderful version in The River Cottage Meat Book, I decided to be more thrifty and stick closer to Virion’s version. Virion recommends chicken giblets and feet … Continue reading

Farm City
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Farm City

This week in The Synthesis, I talked about Novella Carpenter‘s memoir, Farm City. It’s a great book, one that I absolutely recommend reading if you have even the slightest inclination to grow or raise your own food. She’s also a great writer and the memoir aspect of her storytelling is heartfelt and lovely and worth … Continue reading