Joanie

Breakfast for everyone, but especially chefs

April 25, 2011

Whenever I meet someone new and tell them I’m a chef, they usually get all excited and ask something along the lines of, “Ooo, what did you make for dinner last night?,” or “You must eat so well!”  The truth is, most chefs I know eat quite poorly.  Think about the lifestyle of a cook: […]

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Roquefort riot!

February 12, 2009

Have you all heard about our imperiled Roquefort? Basically, because the EU refuses to import American hormone-blasted meat – which, if you had a choice, would you? – the Bush administration decided to place a prohibitively high tariff (300%??!!) on Roquefort and other specialty European goods.  Not that President Obama can’t undo this ridiculous tariff, […]

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Joanie’s Pastry Adventure: the beginning

November 7, 2007

For those of you who don’t know, I recently moved to New York – not only to get away from my dull corporate job, but to finally realize my dream of going to pastry school and becoming a real pastry chef! (cue triumphant music) And because I know all of you are checking this blog […]

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Summer = S’mores!

August 17, 2007

And if you’re like me and you really could do without all the bug bites and sunburns that camping brings, just stay inside your apartment and make S’mores Cupcakes. They’re a lot prettier than regular S’mores, and last longer too! I found this recipe at Cupcake Bakeshop, a fabulous blog that chronicles the cupcake adventures […]

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Product Extraordinaire: A better butter

July 1, 2007

A few weeks ago, Skip reviewed PB & Co’s “The Heat is On,” a peanut butter better used for Thai chicken and other savory dishes rather than PB&J. Around this same time, I ordered some of PB Loco’s Sumatra Cinnamon and Raisin peanut butter. PB Loco – a largely online business, unless you live somewhere […]

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