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Baked Eggs with Brocolini, Truffle Salt and Herbs

When I started BnY, I did not intend to post many of my own recipes.  I intended to write about food and travel that inspires me, sharing stories about purveyors, chefs, artists, people who enrich my life and by sharing those stories I would hopefully inspire you along the way.   These days, I am…

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Love Me Tender

Since I have been pregnant, my only cravings have been for sweets and pastries…. bready pastries.  Pancakes, doughnuts, danishes…that sorta stuff.  There was a window for jelly beans, specifically Jelly Belly’s pear, buttered popcorn and coffee flavor combinations and there was plenty of time for cold cereal in  the middle of the night.  The only…

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No-Knead Bread. Divine Intervention.

For me, bread lives in a sacred place.    A provincial, salt of the earth food that carries years of history, religion, and art within its edges and underneath its crisp, golden shell.  Like a nest, its fibers octopi inwards and outwards harvesting pull apart morsels of chewy, delectable meat.  Like a tree, each loaf has…

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Classin’ Up the Joint

I have always wanted to be one of those do-it-yourself people who knew how to take something really cheap or old and turn it into a seemingly antique masterpiece.  I have seen all of the shows and read all of the websites and it all seemed so easy but sort of annoying at the same…

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In Memory of Diran Soulian

A few months back, Matt took me to Top Notch Beefburger for the first time.   Matt’s knowledge of Chicagoland and Wisconsin burgers and their respective restaurants, joints, drive-thrus, and diners is impressive.  His knowledge on what makes a beef burger, well top-notch, is a bit of a family tradition as his father Barry is the…