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Let Half Pint Palates Help You Raise a Gourmet Baby

The charismatic founder of Half Pint Palates, a direct-delivery frozen-baby-food company that began service in 2013, started her culinary education on a livestock farm in western Kentucky. Growing up with a garden that produced most of the veggies her family ate exposed her to quality you can’t get at most grocery stores. “That’s where I learned my passion for food and flavor,” Anderson says.

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Thanksgiving and Hanukkah Collide Thursday: Plan a Mashup Meal

Yesterday, Jeffrey Weiss at the DMN wrote an interesting piece on how, for the first time in history, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah celebrations ended up on the same day. His “dissimilar calendar” calculations are over my head, but make for an interesting read. Spoiler alert! He writes:

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7 Reasons Why You Should Attend Flavor! Napa Valley Next Year

Let’s be real, now. There’s no better place for a serious getaway trip than Wine Country. Napa may be a small, touristy town, but it’s one of those rare parts of the world where time stops and people start aging backwards. I’m quite serious. The trees and leaves turn orange-yellow-red when it’s fall, there’s a […]

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Kent Rathbun’s Popular The Dirty Dozen Cooking Classes Announced

Heads up home gourmets. Reservations for Kent Rathbun’s Dirty Dozen Cooking Classes will begin (and most likely end) tomorrow. Here’s the deal: Students arrive at Abacus in Dallas on a Sundayafternoon and receive a personalized Kent Rathbun Concepts chef’s coat. The class is then divided into four teams. The teams are headed up by the Abacus […]

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My Five Cents: Help Me Understand Gluten-Free

I get emails all of the time from companies selling gluten-free products. I usually forward them to my sister who is researching gluten-free food because one of her daughters is highly sensitive to gluten. My 14-year old niece tested negative for celiac, but once my sister put her on a gluten-free diet, my niece’s body […]

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Recipe From D The Cookbook Served at California Monastery

This photo comes from a high-level employee of D Magazine. He/she took his/her copy of D: The Cookbook to the Ramakrishna Monastery in Trabuco Canyon, California. The kitchen whipped up the Sour Cream Apple Pie recipe from Hibiscus. How great is that? The monks in California are supporting Café Momentum. You can too. Just click […]

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Recipe of the Day: Butternut Squash Empanadas

Every year—as soon as the leaves start changing colors—my aunt, Tía Irma, makes a large amount of small, sugary empanadas to share with family all over the Mexico and the United States. She fills them up with jelly, dulce de leche, and butternut squash.  After spending some time with her this weekend, I found out […]

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Pre-Order Your Copy for D: The Cookbook. Café Momentum Will Thank You.

Earlier this year, we hooked up with Café Momentum’s director Chad Houser. We wanted to do a project with them that would not only benefit the magnificent program operated by Café Momentum, but also involve some local chefs. We decided to compile a cookbook full of recipes from area chefs. What seemed like a daunting […]

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Cafeteria Under Construction: Highland Park Middle School Parents Not Happy

I meant to post this news last week but I forgot. The story, written by Dan “The Captain” Koller and published in Park Cities People, reports how some parents are pissed off  because the cafeteria at Highland Park Middle School is under construction and parents are responsible for providing lunches. I remembered I forgot the […]

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