cooking

15 Reasons Why Stardew Valley is the Perfect Game for Foodies

April 26, 2016

At the beginning of April I was pretty much certain that I was going to need an intervention. The things is, it wasn’t gelato, caramel creams, or even prosecco that I potentially needed to be forcibly removed from. It was the video game Stardew Valley. Do you know about this phenomena? Stardew Valley is this amazing […]

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French Macaron Class at Create-a-Cook

November 11, 2012
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Who knew four hours could fly by so quickly?! I just got home from the most fabulous cooking class at Create-a-Cook. I’ve said it before, but I’ll repeat it again until you believe me — the classes at this establishment are by far the most fantastic learn-to-cook experiences in the greater Boston area. This week […]

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Authentic Chinese Cooking with Lilly Jan at Create-a-Cook

November 5, 2010
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As I not so patiently waited for the evening of my authentic Chinese cooking class to arrive my one constant mantra became dumplings…dumplings…dumplings. Lilly Jan was somehow going to teach me how to make dumplings and I couldn’t be happier. This particular class was held at my favorite instructional cooking venue, Create-a-Cook. Create-a-Cook is located […]

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Too Many Cooks and Sublime Coconut Cake

June 1, 2009
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Last week we had terrible weather in Boston. It was dark, dreary, and downright depressing. Not even the alliteration in those words could bring a smile to my face. So I finally gave in to the cozy temptation of my soft red couch and curled up with a copy of Emily Franklin’s new book Too […]

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A Cooking Class at Create-a-Cook

February 25, 2009
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I actually won something in this year’s Menu for Hope raffle. The item was sponsored by Jo, of Amuse Bouche, who also just happens to be a manager at a local company in Newton called Create-a-Cook. The prize was originally slated to be a cooking party for six friends, but Jo generously offered CK and […]

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Dear Julia

September 29, 2008

Elaine Hamilton is a wallflower. She’s shy, awkward, and desperately doesn’t want to go to her mother’s alma matar Dartmouth. What she does want is to quietly perfect every recipe in Mastering the Art of French Cooking, attend Smith College, and eventually study at the Cordon Bleu in Paris — just like her hero Julia […]

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Foodie Baby Shower Gift Ideas

August 10, 2008

As I mentioned previously my good friend Meghan is having a baby girl next month. Last weekend I attended her baby shower and I have to say I agonized over what to get her. I knew she would receive oodles of pretty pastel clothes, blankets, and toys so my goal was to find gifts for […]

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Clarissa Cooks it All

April 17, 2008

If you’re my age (shh…27) and you grew up watching Nickelodeon when it had something other than Sponge Bob Square Pants and Rugrats reruns then you probably remember a fab little show called Clarissa Explains it All. Melissa Joan Hart portrayed a precocious teenager with a funky fashion sense and a suitably bizarre family.  And […]

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