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Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 10:07 AM

On a particularly murky day last week, I decided to put my freezer in order. I threw out a package of freezer-burned mini-waffles. I stacked up some bags of frozen vegetables that I couldnít bear to throw out. I found the bags of odd pieces of bread, muffins, bagels and branches of frozen herbs. I thought they might be useful later. So I took the time to make flavored breadcrumbs with all these ingredients and pack them in freezer containers ready for crunchy coatings and flavorful...

Updated Jun 22, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Sometimes when I open my mouth, I hear the words not only of my mother coming out but also of my grandmother and great-grandmother.

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 3:50 PM

Our Fatherís Day dinner table will be one short this year.My father-in-law passed away on Memorial Day. His death, at age 88, followed a long, well-lived life.

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 10:26 AM

Iíve given up the charcoal grill. No more lugging bulky bags of charcoal. Forget the endless wait for coals to turn red, then white. And out with unevenly cooked food, burnt on one end, raw on the other. When I thought I would miss the smoky flavor...

Updated Jun 15, 2016 at 9:57 AM

Q: A number of years ago, I had a pizza like no other. I was told that mozzarella cheese was not used. I am trying to duplicate the taste. Do you know of any cheese that stretches like mozzarella?ó Ellen Francis, Sloatsburg, New York

Updated Jun 8, 2016 at 9:26 AM

Q: Iím trying to make a recipe for chocolate raspberry bars with white chocolate and almonds. It calls for white-chocolate chips, melted. I tried twice to melt the chips in a double boiler.

Updated Jun 1, 2016 at 10:34 AM

If summer has truly begun, ice cream is on everybodyís mind. In my little town this past weekend all three major ice cream outlets ó the kind that scoop ó were lines of giggling kids led by parents and grandparents, hand-in-hand young couples and...

Updated Jun 1, 2016 at 10:15 AM

Q: Is it necessary to peel fresh ginger when cooking with it?ó J.Y., Niles, OhioA: The peel isnít harmful to eat; however, it can be tough and bitter. Iím not sure you would want to use it in your stir-fries and other dishes.

Updated Jun 1, 2016 at 10:07 AM

How can it possibly be June 1?So much for spring cleaning: My desk and email inbox are still pretty full.Technically, I have a few weeks of spring left, so Iíll make use of the time to share tidbits that have piled up.

Updated May 27, 2016 at 11:26 AM

Before starting work at the Peter Kumpís New York Cooking School in New York, I would never have thought about making a genoise. To be truthful, I had never heard of this French dessert.

Updated May 25, 2016 at 10:35 AM

Chefs know how to throw a party on their night off. Last week, food professionals from several organizations gathered at Wegmans Market in Burlington. Restaurant chefs, farm chefs, TV chefs, private chefs, a slew of line cooks and purveyors of food...

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