From the monthly archives:

December 2009

Stamp of approval for made-from-scratch eggnog (see recipe) with fondue

December 14, 2009

[Not forgetting the conversation and conviviality. And the stamps were real. And this must be the world’s best eggnog recipe.] Today was the day of the eggnog revelation. Eggnog can be sublime. All it took to turn me from an eggnog “no thanks I’ll skip it” to an eggsnog(ger) was a glass of the real […]

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Princeton crab, Maverick’s surfing — and leave the mother

December 13, 2009

A foghorn’s haunting call. A person — this is amazing to watch — skidding across the water, way out back beyond the lines of tied up boats, but inside the Princeton harbor wall. The zipping figure is kite-boarding. And there’s a second person, on a sailboard. The kiteboard’s sail is a bulging splash of red […]

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So, what is The Yum-Yum Club? (Slideshow)

December 4, 2009
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Reflections on scorpions and eating them

December 1, 2009

I wonder if there are women in China who have pregnancy cravings involving scorpions. The eating of them, that is. There’s no reason to imagine this would not be the case given that scorpions, it seems, are something of a delicacy in China. Or at least a popular snack with some in China. Unless, of […]

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Cuisine Noir — Delicious Life: Around the world libation celebrations

December 1, 2009

(Delicious Life column, Cuisine Noir magazine, December 2009 issue) The British pour brandy over their Christmas pudding and flame it. The Swiss melt cheese in with their wine and eat it as fondue. California chef, author and owner of Oakland’s hugely popular Brown Sugar Kitchen, Tanya Holland, makes a holiday ham glaze using 1 cup […]

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