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FoodGirl and the kitchen

One Friday a few weeks ago hubs called me with a long, breathy sigh… It had been a bad day. A very horrible one. And on those days, I know, my hubby needs comfort food. For him that is anything crispy and savory. So off to the fridge I went to grab some freshly butchered chicken cutlets and…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Back when I worked in the restaurants, Saturdays were the busiest days of the week. And we, servers, were always ready and willing for our next hungry clients to make their way to our table. On one particular Saturday our chef said that he had too many tenderloins and we, the servers, were responsible for,…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

No one likes coal in their stockings, but these are little chocolaty coals... I’ll take a dozen! These cookies are the kind of treats that all children scream for, and all adults sneakily eat in the corners of their kitchen after the children have gone to sleep. I discovered these cookies back in high school,…

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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

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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