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A is for all kinds of things, culinary and otherwise, but today A is for Apple Kuchen. About a hundred years ago (OK, sometime in the last century) my mom accumulated, volume by volume, The Woman’s Day Encyclopedia of Cookery. I don’t know what happened to her set, but I just bought my own set. […]

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  One week to go, and you may have already started your Thanksgiving countdown. Any minute now Christmas decorations will go up, holiday music will ring through every available sound system, and we’ll all switch into some level of panic and anxiety as the trifecta of holidays approaches.  And even if you’re Jewish, and don’t […]

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Before you buy another spiral sliced holiday ham, ask yourself when was the last time you had a good one, if ever. The spiral sliced ham is ubiquitous. It is a terrible fraud that has been perpetrated on us by advertising and the pork industry. If ham is part of your holiday meal you owe it […]

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Most everyone will serve mashed potatoes for Thanksgiving this year, but not all. All of us—Americans have an idea of what belongs on the table, but that idea is as varied as we are. America is a country made up of (mostly) immigrants, and even at Thanksgiving, diversity is what’s on the menu. I love Kevin Hart, […]

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I can hardly believe that in less than two weeks we will gather around the Thanksgiving table. I have been distracted lately as have most people, and it’s time to move forward on both a macro and micro level. For today I’m choosing micro. I’m going to think about Thanksgiving, and making it great again.  […]

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