Everywhere I look I find great gifts for the foodie in your life – or yourself (hint, hint).
Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer have done it again. For the past four years they have been publishing several seasonal cookbooks a year (see our post about one here) from their canal [...]
This past April, a bright and eager young woman contacted me about a very important project. Emilee Schluth is working on creating a cookbook for clients of Bucks County food pantries. The cookbook is part of her “Take Action Project” to earn her Silver Award as a Girl Scout cadet. But she needs [...]
Just got the latest installment of Canal House Cooking, the seasonal cookbook series by Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer. Yum. A feast indeed for both the eyes and the stomach. Beautiful, luscious photography and simple, enticing recipes. (To learn more about Canal House Cooking, see our previous post.)
This new edition is a [...]
For those of us who will still be stuck here roaming the earth after the rapture, we might as well enjoy ourselves, no? My husband tells me – and he’s the one who watches the news 24/7 for his living – that the ones left behind will have five whole months before the [...]
Cookbooks have changed in many ways over the years. There were tomes like Joy of Cooking, and even more recently, How To Cook Everything, that you could turn to for any recipe or cooking technique. My mother’s bible was Craig Claiborne’s New York Times Cookbook. We grew up on his basic recipes for [...]
The International Association of Culinary Professionals announced their Cookbook Awards Finalists http://su.pr/1bicWf. Always fun to peruse. Who needs the Oscars?
by guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske
Just in time for the holidays, and with plenty of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s recipes, local cookbook authors Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer have produced the second volume in their series of homestyle gourmet cookbooks.
While Volume 1 in the Canal House Cooking series [...]
By guest blogger Susan Sprague Yeske
As partners in a business that transforms chefs’ cookbook dreams into reality, it’s good to share a common vision. It’s also good to like the same kinds of food.
Shared tastes and a love of the culinary world prompted local food experts Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer [...]
Update: See who the winners are at Betty Cichy’s blog. Betty is also encouraging readers to continue cooking – and blogging about it. See her column for more details.
I opened up the Bucks County Courier Times/The Intelligencer yesterday to the Food Section (of course). I’ve become a follower of Betty [...]
Early summer has presented us with many bounties. Greens, certainly, and now, for the first time this season, squash flowers appeared at the farmers’ market. So here’s a couple of recipes to get you cooking.
The first is one I’ve been dying to try out. Sharon Schwartz recommended it from the cookbook
I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to book clubs. I don’t like being told what to read, and, well, to be perfectly honest, I don’t really care what other people think about the book. I’m a woman of strong opinions, I guess. But…I think I may have found a [...]
I remember a piece Elaine Tait, the former food critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer, wrote 15 or more years ago. She predicted that in the year 2000, people who cook for themselves would become minor celebrities. Amidst all the convenience foods popping up in supermarkets in the 1990s, Tait saw the demise of home cooking. [...]
So, times aren’t great right now, but to avoid getting anyone depressed I’ll skip the litany of challenges going on in the economy. While the sad truth is the macro picture is beyond the control of any one of us, there’s much we can do to make ourselves feel better.
Two words: “Comfort cooking.”
Shoppers are cutting out luxuries, scaling back on dinners out, and cooking at home again. Fortunately, there’s a silver lining in the timing of this recent market meltdown:It coincides with the start of soup season. Keith Blalock, the chef and co-owner of Pennsylvania Soup & Seafood House in Doylestown, takes the Courier-Times’ Betty Cichy shopping [...]
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