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FoodGirl and the kitchen

I always thought it was brussel Sprouts… but turns out it’s BrusselS sprouts. Color me stupid. Regardless of how you say it or spell it… these are fantastic! Brussels sprouts are a new love for me. And just a few years ago they started emerging at every new hot spot in the city. They were served in salads, thinly…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

On a cold and windy night 14 of my other “students” and I warmed up the kitchen and our souls in my Rustic Tuscan Cooking Class at a commercial kitchen I rent out. In a sudden turn of events I had decided to take my cooking classes to a grander scale and introduce some of my…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

When I am not inventing new recipes in the kitchen, my favorite way to enjoy an evening is to get together with close friends and family over a warm meal. As most hosts will say, a lavish dinner is not an easy task to accomplish. The host must be organized, focused and gracious. Upon their…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

France has duck confit, Italy has risotto, the USA has BBQ and Uzbekistan has “plov”. Whether you call it pilaf, polow, or pulao, the basic idea remains the same: a simple rice dish with complex flavors and old tradition. While it may be a bit timely, the end result is perfection in a bowl. Delicious…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Every once in a while I want something that tastes incredible, and heartwarming, and just plain scrumptious! Every once in a while, if a craving hits, I try to satisfy it, so that it won’t rear its ugly face at 2:00 a.m., when I suddenly find myself stuffing my face with two-day-old pizza and snickers bars.…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

A few things in life are as satisfying as a big, juicy, American burger! Burgers are quintessentially American. They go along with American Pie, BBQ and Hot Dogs. Imagine watching “Grease” without the diner scenes, where they are chowing down on cheeseburgers and milk shakes. It’s not the same. It’s just the American way to…

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