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Amuse bouche: A vegan Thanksgiving

By on Nov 18, 2010 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

Los Angeles chef Chloe Coscarelli shares her recipes for a totally vegan Thanksgiving that will satisfy meat-lovers. Coscarelli is best known for winning the Food Network show “Cupcake Wars” with her vegan cupcake recipes. Source: November 4, 2010 NY Times article ************************************ Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!

Amuse bouche: Stuffing recipe reveals new side to Marilyn Monroe

By on Nov 18, 2010 in amuse bouche, Food history, The Gastronomical Leena | 0 comments

A recently published book of scraps from Marilyn Monroe’s life called Fragments will feature a hand-written recipe for chicken or turkey stuffing that reveals another side of Monroe: her confident cooking side. The recipe is quite intricate, requiring several skills only a seasoned chef would have, and suggested that Monroe cooked frequently during her first marriage to Arthur Miller. Source: November 9, 2010 NY Times article ************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain....

Amuse bouche: Chef Tips for Turkey Day

By on Nov 18, 2010 in amuse bouche, Holidays, Leena Cooks, Parties | 0 comments

Professional chefs give Thanksgiving day tips from their own kitchen in a recent NY Times article, including cutting up the bird before cooking, and have plenty of chicken stock on hand to revive turkey, stuffing and veggies before they hit the table. Source: November 9, 2010 NY Times article ***************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!