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Easy As Pie! An Interview with Pie Goddess Jessica Appelgren

Award-winning baker Jessica Appelgren with her mother—and pie idol—Marjorie Musser Mikels

Award-winning baker Jessica Appelgren with her mother—and pie idol—Marjorie Musser Mikels  

 

Pie making anxiety?

Welcome to Belgium—Forget Your Diet! An Interview with Skybar's Judineth Miranda

Life takes us places we never expect. Like the delicious city of Antwerp, Belgium, which I recently wrote about for Drink Me Magazine.

Outstanding in the Field Dinner at Seedling Farm

Outstanding in the Field Dinner at Seedling Farm with chef Paul Kahan and Goose Island Brewing Company

I did a little “research” last week for a few new writing projects. It’s too soon to share what I’m working on, but I can assure you that it requires drinking lots of excellent beer and eating some really good food. I know: It’s tough, but somebody’s got to do it.

Freezer Burn (Or, How I Learned to Be a Midwesterner)

Being a coastal foodie, I was accustomed to my asparagus in spring, my collards in winter. Sure, an occasional bag of frozen peas was OK, but frozen—or, heaven forbid, canned—corn? Please.

I am Grant Achatz, the Greatest Chef in the World!

Bagel with bacon and blueberries

Grant Achatz is big in our house. A frequent dinner table conversation goes something like this:

Five-year-old Blaise: “I am the great chef Grant Achatz. Here is my creation!” (Displays bagel topped with cream cheese, bacon, frozen blueberries.)

Seven-year-old Beau: “No, I am Grant Achatz. I am the greatest chef in the world!”

Blaise: “No, Mommy is Grant Achatz!”

Beau: “Yeah, Mommy, you are Grant Achatz!”

Apparently, I am raising total food geeks. 

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