Magnificence and Maple Syrup

“Maple Syrup-This beautiful addition to the table is a portion of the syrup, taken out when it begins to thicken to the consistency of virgin honey…if for use in your own family, boil it rather longer, and cork it tight, setting it by a cool cellar to keep from fermentation. It is used as sauce…

Mme. Jehane Benoit

“French refinement, English Basics, ethnic influences and folksy charm.” As a kid, I watched her doing cooking segments on afternoon television. I remember being amazed that the food that she was cooking even existed. Cheese fondue, oh how delicious it looked, Gruyere cheese, what was that? The cheese I knew came wrapped in individual slices…

Betty and Do.

There was a time (maybe it was a long time ago) when women had the time to meet over a cup of tea or coffee at some point during the day. It was usually at someone’s house and mostly spontaneous.  They would get together, to talk. I know this because I remember my grandmother Elizabeth…

Food We Cook

Why do we cook what we cook: habit, tradition, boredom, convenience, media pressure, kale chips, really??? Food at its most basic is fuel, yet it has become more than that.  Before food became an obsession, it was part of family celebrations, both happy and sad, served three times a day to family and friends, packed…