My Life in the Kitchen – Part 1/As A Cook, We Are Always Connected to our Roots

We are always connected to our roots as cooks as practice builds upon itself. No one is born a great cook. We are inspired, enjoy the process, and by the action of practice, become more and more adept. When you touch and then taste food, you build your knowledge.

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How The Bread Machine Book Came To Be Written

I learned how to make my first loaf of bread when I was 18 years old. My room mates made the White Bread Plus recipe out of the Joy Of Cooking cookbook and it tasted so incredible! The texture and flavor were like nothing I had ever had from the supermarket or a bakery.

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In The Nic of Time

One day while I was working at the bakery, one of my customers asked if I would do a special cake for their birthday. It would be a three-tiered construction, something I had never attempted before. The price was negotiated at $45, a large amount in 1979 for a cake and almost a whole day’s pay for me at the time.

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And You Too Can Become Julia Child

If you circulate in the food world, from chef to culinary student to gourmand diner, you would know the name of Julia Child. Her speaking voice is unique and immediately able to be recognized no matter where you would hear it. Now with writer/director Nora Ephron’s movie of Julie and Julia, there is tons of buzz on not only Julia Child as a persona celebrite, but the advent of her celebrity with the story of how she wrote Mastering the Art of French Cooking during the 1950s in France. A zillion more people, including those who would never brandish a whisk, will know about her too.

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