Happy Holidays 2014!

Dear readers, Before heading to France and Czech Republic for the next two weeks, I’d like to wish you all happy holidays! I plan to come back with enthusiastic (I hope!) reports on modern Czech cuisine, but in the meantime, if you’re still looking for ideas for your dinner parties, here’s a small selection of […]

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Happy Holidays 2013!

Dear readers, I wish you all happy holidays! I’m leaving for a 10-day trip to Scotland — no Eastern Europe this time, and even my prospects for a Russian restaurant look very slim. But if you’re still looking for ideas for your dinner parties, or you want to use your time off to try some […]

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Happy Holidays 2012!

Dear readers, I wish you all happy holidays, and a lot of success in the kitchen for your dinner plans! Of course, this is the perfect time of the year to try some of my most festive recipes! Start your meal with my deluxe Salad Olivier or King Crab Salad. If you prefer hot appetizers, […]

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Happy Holidays 2011!

Happy holidays, everyone! I’ll be away for the next 2 weeks, but if you’re looking for menu ideas, here are some suggestions: The  Duck Foie Gras Terrine and Lake Trout Rillettes (you could use salmon instead) are great cold holiday appetizers that can be prepared in advance. For a large pie to share, check out the Kurnik, Russian Chicken Pot Pie, or […]

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Almond, Raisin and Chocolate Yule Log

This year was the first in nearly a decade that I remained home for the holidays, and I decided to make up for all that lost time by making an abundance of holiday-themed dishes. Some might say an overabundance, but is there really such a thing?! The Yule log was originally a large wooden log […]

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