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Michael Sullivan
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It's been a while!
That's me sporting the over-sized chef's toque, second row, third from the left. For the better part of the past year, I've been working full time while attending the Professional Culinary Arts program at the International Culinary Center (founded as the Fr...

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Mussels on the Half Shell, Gratinéed
I came across this recipe for mussels gratinéed, or moules  à  la proven ç ale, in Julia Child's classic,  Mastering the Art of French Cooking . I'd tagged the page a while back and saw it the other day when Aaron and I were in the mood for mussels.  It's a...

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Preserved Meyer Lemons
Preserved lemons, most often associated with Middle Eastern and North African cuisine, make a flavorful addition to many dishes. In fact, preserved lemons appear in several cuisines, the world over. In Morocco, preserved lemons are traditionally incorporate...

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Creole Jambalaya
I thought jambalaya would be the perfect comfort food to make last week on a snowy winter's night. In fact, it's an ideal meal to make throughout the winter months; it's a filling one pot meal that really sticks to your bones. For inspiration and guidance I...

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Carbonnades à la Flamande
Carbonnades à la flamande, or simply, carbonnade, is a classic Belgian stew made from beef and onions braised in beer. It is a close cousin to the red wine-based French  boeuf bourguignon minus the carrots and mushrooms, though you could certainly add them ...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Good Food Reads
I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of my favorite food related books that would make wonderful holiday gifts for the cook(s) in your family. After all, there's more to read than the now consummate Omnivore's Dilemma, Blood, Bone's and ...

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Holiday Gift Guide: Good Food Reads
I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of my favorite food related books that would make wonderful holiday gifts for the cook(s) in your family. After all, there's more to read than the now consummate Omnivore's Dilemma, Blood, Bone's and ...

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End Table Makeover
Living in New York City I hear myself say all too often, "If only I had a garage I could_____." As every New Yorker knows, space has its limitations which requires most of who live here to get creative. If it can't be suspended from the ceiling, hung on the...

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Salted Caramels
I've been making these salted caramels for a number of years.  There's nothing quite like homemade rich and creamy caramel.  I've made them for practically every occasion under the sun, and still never get sick of them. I love this recipe because it's consi...

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Mashed Butternut Squash with Brown Butter & Crispy Sage
Nothing says autumn like butternut squash. I've always loved roasting and mashing it just like mashed potatoes, but this year I decided to make it with brown butter.  A couple of weeks ago, I made butternut squash ravioli with sage and brown butter, which g...
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