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Otsar Ma'adanim


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extra-flaky pie crust

[Welcome back to ✨ Newer, Better Month ✨ on Smitten Kitchen, when I get update a few SK classics with new knowledge, new techniques, and with real-life time constraints in mind. Previously.]

The concept of “newer better” is always going to be…


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Baked Garden Rolls in Tomato sauce



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Dans les cuisines du Spettacolo avec Stefan Lünse au Lenkerhof !

J’apprécie tout particulièrement de pouvoir aller voir les « coulisses » des grands restaurants. Quand j’ai l’opportunité de passer un peu de temps avec le chef et son équipe, je ne dis jamais non ! Tel fut le cas lors…


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San Francisco Book Signing

I’ll be at Omnivore Books in San Francisco this Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 to 7:30pm for a chat and to sign books. Copies of all of my books will be there, including a few vintage copies of Room for…


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eye on spring

Recipe: blood orange sorbet Who is excited for spring? Normally I’d be giving you all the stink eye, but I think I know why I, too, look forward to the vernal equinox this year. It’s because we’ve had a really…


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Smoothie mangue Kumquat

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Smoothie mangue Kumquat

Je ne sais pas si mon inconscient, un peu fatigué par deux mois et demi de travaux intensifs, m’envoie des signes en me faisant regarder du côté vitaminé des agrumes, mais force est de constater que…

Pad Thai

Even though some think it’s a cop-out ordering Pad Thai in a Thai restaurant, marking you as a newbie, I like it quite a bit. I do tend to go for Pad See Ew, wide pan-fried rice noodles, although I’m a…

perfect meatballs and spaghetti

A little background: Smitten Kitchen is approaching its 13th anniversary on the internet, and I’m hoping for all of our sakes that its 13th year is nothing like mine (some very bad bangs decisions and a whole lotta awkwardness). When I…


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Sicily in September with a food styling and photography workshop

Anna Tasca Flower and Herb Garden, Case Vecchie

I am super pleased to announce that I am returning to Case Vecchie, Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School, to co-teach a 5 day food styling and photography workshop this coming fall with my…

homebody

Recipe: futomaki Last week we went on a vacation. Of sorts. We brought Neva and Yuki along with us to Steamboat Springs for a ski trip. Sadly, most of what we previously loved about Steamboat were absent: 1) fresh powder…

salted peanut tart

My devotion to peanut butter and any and all of the ways we smash it up against chocolate would be impossible to question. From peanut butter cookies dotted with more peanut butter and chocolate chips, peanut butter-filled chocolate cookies, peanut…


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Choux à la crème

My Favorite Utility Knife

I first wrote this post back in 2007. Yes, I know some of you may not have even been born yet, but I was well into my life as cook and baker, and shared what was one of my favorite…


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Petits pots comme un liègeois café

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Plus besoin d’acheter des liègeois tous faits avec cette recette ultra simple de crème au café… On peut même les rendre élégants et aériens avec une noisette caramélisée qui pointe vers les ciel. J’ai même osé donner un petit goût…

A food styling and photography retreat on Antiparos island, Greece

Fish on Greek plate, Greece
Photo credit: Béatrice Peltre

Hello everyone, I hope my post finds you all well. It’s been a while, and I am yet not back to blogging more regularly–although it is coming somehow….

But today, I thought to…