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Joanne Yolles and I Get to the Core of the Matter and Bake the Ultimate Tarte Tatin

joanne yolles and tarte tatin Joanne Yolles and I Get to the Core of the Matter and Bake the Ultimate Tarte Tatin

listen to the podcast Joanne Yolles and I Get to the Core of the Matter and Bake the Ultimate Tarte TatinThis appeared in my col­umn “Dish” in the Toronto Star in 2004. 

I baked my first Tarte Tatin late last fall.

I had come across the recipe in Kitchen Wis­dom (Knopf, $29.95), Julia Child’s lat­est cook­book and a nifty, com­pact col­lec­tion of her favourite recipes.

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Getting Ready to Celebrate the 100th birthday of Cuisine Queen Julia Child

julia child with chicken and meryl streep Getting Ready to Celebrate the 100th birthday of Cuisine Queen Julia Child

Left: The real Julia Child hams it up with a chicken. Right: Meryl Streep in Julie and Julia.

“I was 32 when I started cook­ing; up until then, I just ate.” — Julia Child

I’ve been a busy mem­ber of Canada’s food media for many moons — more than 30 years of telling sto­ries about my con­sum­ing pas­sion, 18 of them as food editor/columnist for Canada’s largest news­pa­per, the Toronto Star.

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Melissa Leithwood Names This Year’s “It” Meat — No Kidding

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Melissa with a ter­rific book by Mark Scar­brough and Bruce Wein­stein fea­tur­ing goat meat

 

As I write, my kitchen is filled with the lus­cious aroma of goat curry warm­ing in the oven. And I have Melissa Lei­th­wood to thank for that.

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Love, Loss and What I Ate

My psy­chic bond with Nora Ephron, though one-sided (my side, of course), is a long-standing one

I have never met the bril­liant Amer­i­can author, movie direc­tor, screen­writer, humourist and foodie but feel I know her well.

I did inter­view her by phone for my col­umn in the Toronto Star a few years ago when her hilar­i­ous lit­tle book about the down­side of being a middle-aged woman came out called I Feel Bad About My Neck. I could relate.

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Save the date (March 8, 2011) for Kitchen Sisters: A Fundraiser Feast

For 18 years, as food edi­tor and food colum­nist for the Toronto Star, I shared my pas­sion for things culinary.

Most impor­tant and grat­i­fy­ing was the joy­ous con­nec­tion it gave me to peo­ple who enjoy and pre­pare food – from the Fil­ipino taxi dri­ver who enthu­si­as­ti­cally described how his mother makes Chicken Adobo to the fire­fight­ers with whom I cooked and then ate a lus­cious, con­vivial meal of grilled chicken and rhubarb crum­ble at their down­town Toronto fire­hall one lovely evening.

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