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Xmas Eve 2012 Menu

It’s that wonderful time of the year again, when I forget how I swore last year that I’ll never cook Xms Eve dinner again, and revert to doing it anyway.  It’s not that I mind cooking a huge Christmas dinner.  I do enjoy it, in particular now that Camila will help me with some of […]

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I’ve cooked quite a few international dishes in the last few months, but I haven’t actually updated this blog about the cuisines I’ve “finished”.  I actually have a few more to write up, but if I wait until I’m done with those, I’ll forget all about it. So, the new cuisines I’ve done are those […]

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Dec. 2013 UPDATE: I repeated this same menu at my Hanukkah party this year.  Making the latkes at the last minute was great in that they tasted amazing, BUT I did spend half the party in the kitchen, so I will have to come up with another strategy. Of the two briskets, the one with ketchup […]

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Christmas Eve 2011 – Menu & Recipes

One more Christmas, one more Christmas Eve celebration with my sister Kathy, my niece Nikki and my best friends Lola and Iggy.  I usually make elaborate multi-course meals but this year I was tired and not very inspired or enthusiastic.  I wouldn’t have minded just getting Chinese takeout (our Christmas day staple), but the family […]

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It’s taken many, many years, but I’m finally finished cooking all “C” cuisines, all 38 of them.  I’m now on to the “Ds,” which fortunately for me consist of only seven cuisines (and I’m almost done with two of them).  I hope that by the end of the year I’ll be able to finish the […]

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International Menus Up

I actually cooked these dishes quite a while ago, but I haven’t made a Colombian, Cape Malay or a Congolese dessert yet, so I haven’t “officially” finished these menus.  Still, I figure I’d announce the last cuisines I’ve cooked as I have no idea when I’ll get to the desserts.  Next on the menu: Castilian, […]

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Continuing with my international cooking project, I’ve posted the Costa Rican and Creole dishes I made. Yum!

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Cuba & Czech Recipes up

I have re-started my international food project, a project to cook food from different cuisines alphabetically. I started this a decade ago, and I’m still on the “C”s. Part of the problem has been that originally I was making complete menus for each cuisine and serving them at dinner parties – with two kids, a […]

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Christmas Eve dinner is invariably the most elaborate and stressful meal I cook all year. It’s a lot of work and I do always wonder if it’s really worth the effort – though Mike, at least, seems to appreciate it. That said, my recollection of most Christmas dinners usually fades quickly, though some dishes (the […]

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Hanukkah & Xmas Eve Menus

I’ve finally settled on my menus for my Hanukkah party and Xmas Eve and I have to say I’m quite pleased with both of them. Let’s see how they turn out. Hanukkah Menu – Latkes with apple sauce & sour cream – A salad (I’ve asked Desiree to bring it) – Brisket with Tzimmes (from […]

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