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How to make a macaroni and cheese from scratch using just milk, eggs, noodles, and cheese.

Hatch Chile potato hash … Smells like home Thumbnail

It smells like ... home I have an overly sensitive nose.  It is my friend when the nutty fragrance of brewing coffee hits me at 5:00 a.m while my eyes refuse to open.  However, it is equally my enemy when I'm stuck in traffic and the stench of a dirty little sock that has been left in my car begins to make its air assault on […] Read More

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Things I love about farmers ... Farmers get excited to watch you taste their "goods" ... Farmer Bruce watched quietly as we pulled his plums from the tree.  A bite of the warm plums evoked an outburst of delight, and then it would happen.  Farmer Bruce would blush under his beard and a boyish grin would brighten his stoic face.  I smiled, he smiled I'm […] Read More

Wanted : Food Stylist All classicly trained chefs who suffer from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) - PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON ...  bring tweezers. You must know how to cook EVERYTHING ... without a recipe You must love cooking food, touching food, playing with food, painting food, Scotch Guarding food, and torching food, but NEVER,  EVER ,  must you EAT  the food, or heaven forbid ... […] Read More

"What a successful food stylist does is help produce a photo that sells a dream, brand, product, sandwich, plate, lifestyle, chef, or restaurant. Think of it this way: every picture tells and sells a story". ~ Denise Vivaldo author of The Food Stylists Handbook Will the real Food Stylist please stand up?  What or shall we say, who is a Food Stylist?   Great discussion question, don't you think?  Quite a […] Read More