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Chocolate bunny. Photo © Michelle (pa1nt), via creative commons and flickr

Chocolate’s dark secrets revealed

Warning: The following contains information that may be disturbing to chocolate-lovers. Reader discretion is advised. I hate to break it to you just as you nibble on your chocolate Easter bunny’s ear, but we’ve been misled. Happily and willingly misled, but misled nonetheless. Those expensive, for-adult-consumption-only Easter eggs you stashed Read more →

Table Setting 74. Photo © Didriks, via Creative Commons and flickr. www.didriks.com

Table settings affect perception and enjoyment of food served

“I’m setting out the small dinner plates,” Nature Boy announced the other evening as we prepared to welcome guests. “It will help pace us through the meal.” Nature Boy recently assumed responsibility for setting the table for evening meals. With meals round these parts typically being the quick and informal Read more →

Picky Eaters Club fetes the season with feasting

I don’t know about you, but I’m finding having people over for dinner for any occasion is getting more and more complicated. First, there are the scheduling issues. Who is available when, and can we please—please!—manage to get together, all of us, just this once this year? Okay, how about Read more →

A Joël Robuchon encounter

As Gaston and Mimi are unlikely to be in a city that is home to a Joël Robuchon restaurant with enough cash in their bank account to splurge on a meal planned, if not actually cooked, by the many-starred Robuchon, they recently resorted to the pauper’s experience of the Gault Read more →

“Who comes to France to make soup?”

“Who comes to France to make soup?” asks Gaston. “What more French thing to do than to boil up a carcass with some mirepoix to make potage?” Mimi responds. Making soup is part of our Monday ritual at Montplaisir. First, visit the Monday morning Mirepoix market and purchase produce for the Read more →

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