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July 18, 2014

“So Easy Even A Lawyer Can Do It” By Nick Roumel OK I bit. The title was “12 Recipes That Sound Difficult But Are Surprisingly Easy.” What could these possibly be, I wondered? Have I ever tried making them myself? Would I agree? No. ...

May It Please the Palate: Food Movies to Make You Hungry

July 18, 2014

By Nick Roumel An article/movie review I wrote about the movie Chef got me thinking about my favorite food movies. I would rank them as (3) Julie and Julia; (2) Babette’s Feast; and the top spot goes to Big Night. These are movies that didn’t just ...

May It Please the Palate ... The Great Tomato Robbery

July 18, 2014

By Nick Roumel On Memorial Day my sister asked me if I would cook dinner. Happily I went about planning and shopping for an impromptu party of seven. Well, “happily” except for a couple of experiences while shopping. The first was in a certain ...

May It Please the Palate ...

July 18, 2014

“Looking for Morels In All the Wrong Places” By Nick Roumel They say this year is a bumper crop for morels. This wild mushroom, usually more elusive than love in a bar at 2 AM, is more abundant than usual due to our long, wet spring. From seasoned ...

May it please the palate ...

July 18, 2014

"Like My Shawarma Status!" By Nick Roumel There is a thin line between providing a good recipe, and boasting about your recipe. Watch any cooking show. There’s the moment of truth where the TV chef finishes his or her creation. Some of ...

May It Please the Palate ... "A Spartan Meal"

July 18, 2014

By Nick Roumel When you think of Spartans, do you picture the courageous and austere Greek race of yore, or green-clad athletes prancing around on hardwood or Astroturf? These days it could be either, with the release of the movie sequel to “300” ...