Triple Vanilla Bean-Scented All-Peach Pie

Triple Vanilla Bean-Scented All-Peach Pie

I remember my first time. I was ten, yes, a young ten. It was 1955 and I was walking through the famed Farmers Market at 3rd and Fairfax in Los Angeles. It was my first return to California since we left in 1948. I smelled something, something wonderful. A whole sheet...
Concord Grape Pie for the Fall from the CIA

Concord Grape Pie for the Fall from the CIA

The season for Concord grapes is almost over, lasting just from the end of August to mid-October. Then you have to wait a full year. Act now. There is no other flavor like Concord. Which explains the juices and the jams. There are other ways to employ Concord grapes,...
Parmesan Pastry Crust from Not-So-Humble Pies

Parmesan Pastry Crust from Not-So-Humble Pies

I guess the one thing you can’t do with parmesan is sip it. Beyond that, well, the potential is endlessly wonderful. In the lovely, and very important, Not-So-Humble Pies, Kelly Jaggers gives us a constellation of bravo recipes. My full review is here. Today, I want...
Chocolate-Stuffed Apples on the Grill

Chocolate-Stuffed Apples on the Grill

It’s the 4th of July and there is a strong chance you will be at your grill today. Burgers, dogs, maybe ribs or chicken. Why not dessert, too? From Emeril Lagasse, actually a friend of his from Tennessee, here’s a rather wild idea. Grill apples that have been cored...