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Mila Furman

FoodGirl and the kitchen

Every year around this time I sit at my laptop and ponder, what I am going to bring to my holiday parties to blow everyone away. Usually I come up with some complicated, over the moon recipe that I spend days perfecting. Only to have it served to some rather inebriated guests who, at this…

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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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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

If I were asked to describe my style of cooking, I would say, “Simple!” I use fresh ingredients of the best quality I can get my hands on and try and create magic with them. Sometimes I am not successful.  But sometimes... Magic happens! This particular salad is magic. Summer magic. It makes me think of summer…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

Fish. Roe. Shellfish. What do all of these items have in common? Home cooks are terrified of cooking them. And I am here to put an end to that! One of the most requested classes I have is how to cook seafood. Funny enough I was there once. When I was in culinary school, I somehow convinced myself that the…

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FoodGirl and the kitchen

On a gloomy Sunday afternoon, I sat on the couch and lazily flipped through the channels. I was suffering from severe boredom and there was no hope in sight.  Fortunately, my good friend called me and invited me over to make some homemade pizza. I gathered my things quickly and arrived at her house ready…

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