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02/23/18 2:00pm
CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO Creamed chicken is the perfect comfort food and makes use of leftovers, too.

CLARK MITCHELL PHOTO Creamed chicken is the perfect comfort food and makes use of leftovers, too.

Much of my cooking involves using up every scrap of food that comes into the kitchen.

And what isn’t repurposed into something edible gets composted. I hate wasting anything. That’s why creamed chicken shows up regularly on the dinner table at our house. (more…)

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10/06/17 2:00pm
DAVID LAPHAM PHOTO Cauliflower gratin

DAVID LAPHAM PHOTO
Cauliflower gratin

Steamed vegetables of any sort never did much for me.

Steaming is certainly one of least caloric ways to prepare them, but if given the choice, I like to cook most vegetables with some type of fat.

I still have grim memories of my middle school cafeteria, where uninspired ladles of steamed, mushy cauliflower were regularly unloaded onto our Styrofoam plates. I also remember the face of the cook doling them out. (more…)