A Festive Feast of Diamonds ~
"In France Christmas food shopping is a part of the festive celebration itself"
No matter how late you've left it to buy the Christmas feast, it's unlikely to be as late as the just-in-time model pursued in Paris...
Read more: European Life: A Festive Feast of Diamonds; wsj.com
"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." ~Bill Vaughan (quotegarden.com)
Delightfully yours, Food Meditations
Chicagoist - How did you get started on your path to chefdom?...
Read more: Women Behind the Stove - Nicole Pederson, C-House; chicagoist.com
~ Kitchen influential; nzherald.co.nz
The Mandarin Oriental in Tokyo is giving Japanese foodies a lush tutorial in Cantonese cuisine – for about $650 a head...
Read more: Mandarin Oriental Tokyo: $650 For Cantonese Stewed Goat in Japan; wsj.com
~ How much effort do you make for those with food intolerances at Christmas?...
Read more: A gluten-free Christmas; guardian.co.uk
~ The savory French cream puff dough can be made ahead of time, frozen and popped in the oven at the last minute...
Read more: The California Cook: Gougères, ready in a flash; latimes.com
~ Italian Christmas Cakes; italymag.co.uk
~ Story of the blues: Most of us buy Stilton only at Christmas but it's a versatile year-round treat; independent.co.uk
~ Three Christmas Dinners in 60 Minutes; delish.com
These are 14 ooey-gooey takes on the classic comfort food...
Read more: Grilled Cheese Sandwiches; bonappetit.com
~ Amid concerns about overfishing, a leading chef offers three alternatives to scallops for starters...
Read more: Scallops are off the menu; guardian.co.uk
~ 25 One-Bite Appetizers Slideshow; bonappetit.com
~ Get your mouth in the game with these tasty dishes; nydailynews.com
From the mixer
~ Food trends expected to change retailers' approach in 2011; vancouversun.com
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~ Asian Pizzette; tastewiththeeyes.com
~ Stir-Fried Orange Beef; seasaltwithfood.com
~ Fiori di Pizza / Pizza Flowers; saltyseattle.com
~ Guilt Free Tapioca Pudding; pittsburghhotplate.com
~ The Small Things-the Truffle; frenchpressmemos.blogspot.com
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