My Mom has a language all her own. Well, for all the etymology geeks out there, it’s not so much a language as a vernacular or even a jargon. No matter how you categorize it, it’s a sort of word pizzazz that’s distinctly hers.
Over the years, we’ve collected these terms with the goal of someday making a bound thesaurus — a Mom-saurus if you will. (Though, on second thought, that may sound more like something from the Paleolithic era than a word reference). Semantics aside, it’d be packed with turns of phrase, idioms, and sayings that just might be on an endangered words list were it not for my mother.
A few of the real gems include terms like: ravs instead of ravioli; sconces for, well, sconces but used at a rate higher than that of true sconce sightings; fisticuffs for any sort of run-in, but, when said, it must be accompanied by the action of spinning clenched fists under your chin in the manner of the Fighting Irish mascot; and excessive use of the word traipsing, as in, “the cat was traipsing about the garden with no regard for the orchids I had just planted.”
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Gaby Dalkin of the blog, What’s Gaby Cooking, and author of the just-published, Absolutely Avocados, shares her key to the kitchen.
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This month I asked Marla Meredith of Family Fresh Cooking about her key to the kitchen.
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So, I’ve got a thing with eggs. I could eat them for any meal, at any time, and any number of ways. There’s a culinary urban legend that the number of pleats in a traditional chef’s hats is directly correlated to the number of ways to cook eggs and, while I’ve never found concrete evidence backing that claim, it’s fair to say there are at least 5 kajillion ways to make eggs.
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Unofficially, the unofficial holiday party (and last book tour event) for the Keys To The Kitchen launch was this fabulous 5-course dinner with The Bold Italic and Stag Dining Group. Here are a few photos of the festivities along with a look into my favorite goodie bag of all the Keys To The Kitchen events to date!
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Hello, Hawaii! This week I’m bringing the Keys To The Kitchen book tour your way. Join me at one of the events at The Moana Surfrider or Williams-Sonoma Ala Moana.
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A big thank to you to all my friends who participated in last week’s Virtual Dinner Party to help celebrate the launch of my new cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen. Here’s a roundup of their gorgeous photos, fan posts, and lots of recipes!
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This month’s Inspiration board celebrates the launch of my new cookbook, Keys To The Kitchen. These are the supplies and such that helped me make this book a reality!
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In celebration of the official release of Keys To The Kitchen, some of my favorite food people are pulling up a virtual seat and joining in a virtual dinner party. Today through October 29th, visit their sites for recipes and giveaways of Keys To The Kitchen.
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Check out my Edible Status interview with the folks over at Edible San Francisco!
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