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Modernist Cuisine

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Today was my birthday.  I spent it quietly doing the mid-week wash, and answering phone calls from early in the morning to late evening. It was most enjoyable, and great to hear from and chat to so many dear friends. I also had several very welcome emails. One of the things many friends asked me was whether I had treated …

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The Flavor Bible

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One of the books I bought Amazon this year was The Flavor Bible (yes, American spelling of flavour).  The best way I could describe this book in my own words is that it is a very comprehensive reference of foods, herbs, spices, oils, nuts, with each entry having a list of what goes well with them. The photo above (taken with …

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Mashed Potatoes

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From my childhood days I’ve always loved mashed potatoes. I mean the smooth puree of potatoes, perhaps with cream and butter – not the lumpy kind with little lumps of potato not mashed; and worse still, not even properly cooked. But I must confess that I’m a bit lazy and I’ve always preferred it when someone else does the work …

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New iPhone Apps

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Today is a great day to write about some iPhone apps, because Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, announced the iPhone 4 today.  It’s a sensational update, and the good news is that the new iOS 4 software will be a free update for 3G and 3GS iPhones. It might seem a little odd, or at least conflicting, that I’m writing …