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Lascivious Legumes from France

If you love legumes, then you have to look at a new book entitled Vilmorin: The Vegetable Garden.  Published by Taschen, the plates comprise a stunning collection of large format print reproductions of the most amazing garden vegetables you’ll ever … Continue reading

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Daily Beast Interview with Ariane Daguin

Over the holidays I interviewed Ariane Daguin, the queen of foie gras and founder of D’Artagnan, the nation’s leading fresh foie gras and game purveyor, about her entertaining plans for Christmas and New Year’s. For her tips and links to … Continue reading

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