I’ve wanted to cook in a tagine for ages and I mentioned this my friends Bill and Peter. Now they are both the soul of generosity and recently when we were at their house for dinner, Bill presented me with 3 Tagines that had belonged to his grandmother. Bill’s was no ordinary Grandmother. She was Eileen Gaden of Gourmet Magazine, who, with a writing partner named Ann Seranne, was the author and photographer of countless cookbooks starting in 1946 with “The Modern Sandwich, The Art of Sandwich Making for All Occasions” and continuing for the next 50 years to produce cookbooks on anything and everything. They even wrote for Proctor and Gamble: In 1956 they published "Creative Cooking Made Easy: The Golden Fluffo Cookbook". Then came “The Blender Cookbook”(1961) (which they later updated and called “The Food Processor Blender Cookbook” in 1981). In the intervening years they produced, “The Church and Club Woman’s Companion”(1964), “The Complete Book of Desserts” (1969) and high on my wish list: “1001 Ideas for Parties, Fairs and Suppers (1964). I keep hoping Bill has a mint copy of that one because Amazon lists its price new as $2432.64.
Meeting the Producers and Cooks in Paris - A tasting of French cheese, charcuterie, wines & produce in Paris on the rue du Nil, home of Frenchie restaurant & Terroirs d'Avenir.
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