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Dear Anthony

December 07, 2010
Denise Simmons, Corporate Chef

I came across this article on Anthony Bourdain while looking at foodie blogs on one of my favorite websites, writersnreaders. I, too, have a somewhat love/hate relationship with Bourdain…I love his passion for and knowledge of food, but sometimes find his unyielding arrogance against all that do not agree with his viewpoint and philosophy to be overbearing…or distasteful…pun intended.  Thank you Arya, author of “Taking Snarky to New Heights.”  You are definitely not alone!  But, Anthony…you know I love you…just not all the time.

Picture courtesy of WNYC New York Public Radio. Cropped and edited by Daniel Case

 

Kick The Cookies Up a Notch

December 07, 2010
Sherri Meyer, MG Registered Dietitian

I initially thought I would write about “holiday nutrition survival tips” however, Leslie beat me to it in Lighting Up The Season!  Given that it’s also the season to be somewhat indulgent, my topic shifted to baking.
 
I love making cookies and what better excuse to bake some than Christmas?!  This past Sunday I had the opportunity to decorate cookies till my heart was content at Sweet Violet Cake Company (formerly Culina).  I attended the Holiday Cooking & Decorating Workshop, and though I was clearly out of my league, it inspired me to take my holiday baking to a new level.  In fact, I informed my husband that our annual cookie decorating activity is going to be kicked up a notch this year.   One of my favorite holiday traditions is spending an evening decorating sugar cookies with my husband. In the past it has involved bowls of colored frosting, butter knives and toothpicks.  This year it will include pastry bags (!), edible glitter, squeeze bottles and of course a cup of hot cocoa!  I’m thinking they’d look perfect on this cool (southern style!) farmbasket cookie plate.
For a great cookie base, try Cece’s Cookies…yum.
 

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