Les Dames d'Escoffier Chicago

Category: Recipes

A Valentine’s Day Treat

Chocolate-Coconut Macaroon Pies by Gale Gand and Julia Moskin from Short + Sweet (Clarkson Potter, 2003) Makes 24 tartlets The “dough” for coconut macaroons is so easy to make—just sugar, egg whites, and coconut—that I was tempted to see what…

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All About Roasting: A New Approach to a Classic Art

contributed by Dame Linda Avery A book review from Pen and Fork by Molly Stevens photos by Quentin Bacon wine pairings by Tim Gaiser Roasting is to winter what grilling is to summer. Most cooks think roasting is the easiest…

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Autumn, My Favorite Season

by Dame Patty Erd Autumn is my favorite season, everything seems so crisp and fresh. I love the wonderful colors and textures of pumpkins and gourds, and oh those beautiful Cinderella pumpkins! My favorite special treat as a child was…

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Welcome Fall

by Dame JeanMarie Brownson It takes effort to ward off the melancholy that arrives when the daylight hours get shorter. So I focus on the things I enjoy about fall: Parent’s weekend at college, the changing foliage colors and a…

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Apples, the Market and Pie Baking

by Dame Jill Van Cleave I love to bake pies of all kinds and – like many Midwesterners – one of my favorites is apple. My focus had been on the crust formula until the day I started preparing the…

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