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Clafoutis

  Many years ago, when I was just starting my cooking experiments, I owned a small French cookbook. I have long since lost the book and forgotten its title. But I loved the photo and the seemingly simple recipe for Plum Clafoutis that I found in the book. Clafoutis (pronounced [klafuti] is a baked French dessert filled with fruit, usually cherries. I always thought it would be easy t…

The "Causes" of Obesity

Mark Bittman, one of my favorite food writers and educators, wrote a clear and compelling piece in this morning's NYTimes Opinion section. See Mark Bittman's commentary here:  "Real food is more likely to promote health than hyperprocessed food." Well said, Mark Bittman. I would add three other "causes" of obesity:1. limited access to Real Food 2. a Congress that currently …

Remembering Al Clayton

                                                      Al Clayton, a friend, extraordinary photographer and human being, cook and former collaborator, died just a month ago.  I don’t know who started calling him “Crazy” Al in our fam…

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