Louise

Arugula Pesto and Buffalo Mozzarella

In summer 2001, we took our son, then a 13 year-old Latin student, to Rome, Pompeii and Paestum. He and John, Sr. spent hours,...

Avocado Creme Brulee

How did you enjoy your first avocado? In guacamole or chopped up in a salad? Or maybe like me, you remember when they were...

Brazilian Coconut Mousse

I have a bad case of saudade right now. Not sure what that means? That's not surprising. I didn't either till recently. It’s a Portuguese...

The Brazilian Kitchen by Leticia Schwartz…Texas style

How many cookbooks do you own? Ten? Fifteen? Fifty? If you're like me, when you find one you like, you go out and buy ALL...

Buttery Nutella Pound Cake

Every Christmas morning, our family , home from wherever in the world they live, pads downstairs, opens the den door and sees what edible...

Roasted Pork Belly

In both New York and Paris, we've recently enjoyed meals featuring the delicious pork belly. A rich, fork-tender piece of meat, it holds many...

La Trinquelinette Jam, Apricots and Time Travel

Amazing how food defies the laws of physics. My taste buds recently traveled several decades of time and thousands of miles with just one...

My Paris Bakery: Boulangerie Patisserie Beaumarchais

Right across the street from our apartment near the Bastille sits a great bakery. I'd visit just to marvel at the charming facade, colorful...

Bakewell Tart

After visiting Borough Market in London, we made a delicious discovery: the buttery, rich bakewell tart. Kin to the American lemon square, it has a...

Looking for the muffin man?…Head to Borough Market London.

In our hometown of Dallas, the land of malls and SUVS, we never experience the giant sweep and continuity of history (because it only...

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