The Wednesday Five: Women and the World of Chefs

April 13, 2016 by Women's Voices For Change

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In this week’s Wednesday Five: one woman makes ‘Food & Wine’ 2016 best new chef list; executive chefs and the gender gap; women chefs and the lack of equal pay; a chef’s first person narrative on when her male assistant made more money than her; and food star Sara Moulton is still cooking and teaching after her Julia Child days.

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Roz Warren: Damn! It’s a Low-Salt Life for Us

April 4, 2016 by Roz Warren

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By Roz Warren

Pouring salt on my food is one of the cornerstones of my identity. “Would you like some soup with your salt?” my brother-in-law will joke, watching me rain salt into his delicious homemade fish chowder.

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Ro’s Recipe for Valentine’s Day: Molten Chocolate Cake

February 11, 2016 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

In the name of modern love I offer this recipe for molten chocolate cake. Believe me, it is a no-sweat, stress-free, most romantic way to end a delicious dinner.

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Lunar New Year: Enter the Monkey

February 8, 2016 by Pat Kinney

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By Pat Kinney

Asian and other communities around the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, by gathering with families and enjoying festive meals.

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Ro’s Recipes: Deviled Lobster Mac and Cheese—Comfort Food for Cold Climes

January 20, 2016 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

What are your emotions telling you that you want when the weather is all upsy-daisy-downsy-dew?

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Vigilia di Natale — Feast of the Seven Fishes

December 24, 2015 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

The custom of Vigilia di Natale was practiced by the impoverished, land-working classes of southern Italy. Through immigration to the US this meal became known as the “Feast of the Seven Fishes.”

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The Warmth of the Season

December 20, 2015 by Judie Rae

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By Judie Rae

Today, in an effort to avoid the mass consumerism that has overtaken the holiday, I still bake, only now it’s biscotti for friends. While this twice-baked delight is a great deal of work, the smells that permeate the house let us know that the holiday is near. Paired with a special bag of coffee, which I purchase on sale, the biscotti make a special gift for the postal person, the propane-delivery man, and the secretaries at the college where I teach.

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Ro’s Recipes: Madeira Squash Soup

December 15, 2015 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

As you walk through the aisles of the market — farmer or super — allow winter to seduce you with late autumn’s bounty: apple glory galore, pumpkins, beauty beets and squashes of all shapes, sizes, colors and density.

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Ro’s Recipes: Mulligatawny Soup

December 10, 2015 by Ro Howe

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By Ro Howe

I had the benefit of being brought up multi-culturally in my early years. One of the cross-cultural dishes I ate was mulligatawny soup. It is based on an Indian chicken and lamb curried broth served with rice.

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The Gift of Giving: Oprah’s Favorite Things

December 4, 2015 by Women's Voices For Change

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When you shop through our Amazon button, proceeds from your purchase help fund our non-profit mission. What could be better? A beautiful curated list of unique presents hand-selected by Oprah, checking off your gift to-dos for your loved ones, and supporting your favorite online platform (Us!) that celebrates the power and wisdom of women in the second half of life.

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Molly Fisk: Home-Made Cookbook

November 14, 2015 by Molly Fisk

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By Molly Fisk

My brothers and sister got the original, but that was 40 years ago. Even if they don’t make the insanely fattening dishes very often, an occasional sensory reminder of our childhood might be comforting. So I’m going to produce a new edition for Xmas this year, adding in some of my current favorites, like Cioppino and Caviar Pie.

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Ro’s Recipes: HALLOWE’EN TREAT: Baked Apples with Butterscotch Sauce

October 21, 2015 by Ro Howe

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Here’s Chef Ro Howe’s offering to mark Hallowe’en and keep the goblin spirits away.

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Scarborough Fair Primavera Pasta

September 18, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

This recipe is inspired by the Simon and Garfunkel song ‘Scarborough Fair.‘ I use parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, which grow in my patio garden (and are featured lyrics in the song!).

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Crunchy (Early) Fall Salad

September 11, 2015 by Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

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By Ellen Sue Spicer-Jacobson

An easy-to-make fall salad using walnuts, cranberries and apples.

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Relinquishing Summer and Her Heirloom Tomatoes—the Last Delicious Gasp

September 6, 2015 by Ro Howe

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To trail summer behind you in September, take with you the happy beneficence of the last bulbous, smile-split, bursting heirloom tomatoes. Squelch them into a soup or coax them into a gentle philosophy of custard in a frittata.

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