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  • Perfect Popovers With Sugar & Spice

    Perfect Popovers With Sugar & Spice

    April 29, 2015

    Delightfully indulgent, and the centerpiece of any special occasion, these popovers always please! To ensure your first batch is a […]

  • Crispy Roasted Asparagus with Gremolata

    Crispy Roasted Asparagus with Gremolata

    April 22, 2015

    We love roasted asparagus and prepare them often. Sometimes we sprinkle them with Parmesan shavings, or crumbled Roquefort as they […]

  • An Ode To Julia

    An Ode To Julia

    April 15, 2015

    Julia’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” named #1 on New York Times Best Seller list 8.30.09 – first time […]

  • Very Best Banana Cake

    Very Best Banana Cake

    April 8, 2015

    Very Best Banana Cake Recipe  Maybe we should call this recipe The Most Moist Banana Cake Ever, because that’s what […]

  • Ginger Rhubarb Coffee Cake

    Ginger Rhubarb Coffee Cake

    April 1, 2015

    Ginger Rhubarb Coffee Cake Recipe This wonderfully moist bread with a crisp sugar topping was one of the first recipes […]

  • Gnocchi Or Gnudi

    Gnocchi Or Gnudi

    March 25, 2015

    Light As Air Potato Gnocchi These lovely light pillows are the easiest pasta of all so we make them quite […]

  • Everyone’s Talking Farms & Food!

    Everyone’s Talking Farms & Food!

    February 4, 2015

    Wendell Berry first started talking about sustainable agriculture over fifty years ago. He probably talked to my Dad, and a […]

  • The Silver Palate Cookbook Named “2014 IACP Culinary Classic Book”

    The Silver Palate Cookbook Named “2014 IACP Culinary Classic Book”

    January 28, 2015

    We’re honored that owner Julee Rosso’s cookbook is joining the ranks of Julia Childs, Marcella Hazin, James Beard, Jacques Pepin, […]

  • Better Than Ever Brussels Sprouts

    Better Than Ever Brussels Sprouts

    December 24, 2014

    These have become favorites of even those who claim not to care for Brussels’s Sprouts. They are surprisingly addictive and […]

  • Christmas Cranberry Cake

    Christmas Cranberry Cake

    December 17, 2014

    With sugar and spice and everything nice, this is a great holiday recipe for Christmas parties, brunch or as a dessert. […]

  • Silver Palate Green Sauce Declared “Genius”

    Silver Palate Green Sauce Declared “Genius”

    December 3, 2014

    After our long Winter, we are particularly delighted by the first flavors of Spring, and everything green is gorgeous! We’ve […]