Archive for December, 2008

Brussel Sprouts:  Originally Brussels Sprouts.  A green vegetable of the genus brassica oleracea gemmifera (cabbages) native to Belgium, having small, cabbage-like heads or buds along the stalk, eaten as a vegetable. I love seeing these things on the stalk at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market.  They are other-wordly, like out of a Doctor Seuss book. I […]

Categories: Cooking

If I were talking about a jazz musician’s chops, I would be referring to his technique, as in, “Man, that cat has some amazing chops!  Listen to him blow!”.   Marcella often makes the point that she is not a fancy cook and that her recipes, for the most part, require very little technique.   For her, […]

Categories: Cooking

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