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I love quotes that add meaning to my life. Here are a few to live by:

Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
—The Dalai Lama

Rhubarb is a metaphor for finding happiness in your own backyard.
—Garrison Keillor

Buy your snacks from a farmers’ market.
—Michael Pollan

Even when he had a garden in Paris, Thomas Jefferson cultivated Indian corn, “to eat green in our manner, …as quickly after it left the stalk as possible.
—Evan Jones, from American Food

Judith Jones Memorial - August 26th, 2017

Judith Jones Memorial – August 26th, 2017

This charming image of Judith and Evan was captured while they were guests at Julia Childs’ home in Provence called La Pitchune sometime in the 1960’s.  Exuding a timeless class and style, Judith’s outfit doesn’t give away the era, one could wear that to a holiday party this year! Bronwyn has wonderfully loving memories of […]

fresh blog posts

Join me In the Kitchen with Bronwyn, to continue the tradition of American kitchens. Through these blog posts we will do it with good food and good conversation. Let’s share our stories, inspire each other, and in the process, define together the food we love.

In Loving Memory of Judith Jones: March 10, 1924 - August 2, 2017

In Loving Memory of Judith Jones: March 10, 1924 – August 2, 2017

Bronwyn’s admired and beloved step-mom, the literary mastermind Judith Jones, passed away on Wednesday at her summer home in Walden, Vermont.  Bronwyn was graciously by her side through the end.  Judith was admired by the masses; articles written in her memory have appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, and NPR, among many others.  I […]

The Left Coast

The Left Coast

In the Kitchen with Bronwyn welcomes Corrie Austin, new to both Vermont and to the excitement and challenge of the Vermont food world.  Having moved to Vermont in November of last year, I had not been back to my home city of Portland, Oregon since.  In a fortunate turn of events, I was sent to the […]

The Duck Whisperer

The Duck Whisperer

In the Kitchen with Bronwyn welcomes Corrie Austin, new to both Vermont and to the excitement and challenge of the Vermont food world. Last winter I discovered something I’ve been captivated with ever since: duck & rice farming. In a beautiful expression of naturally symbiotic relationships, Erik, of Vermont Rice, has brought this ancient Japanese […]

Right in My Backyard: Trillium Hill Farm Part II

Right in My Backyard: Trillium Hill Farm Part II

In the Kitchen with Bronwyn welcomes Corrie Austin, new to both Vermont and to the excitement and challenge of the Vermont food world. She’s jumped in with both feet, a transplant from another great food region, Portland, Oregon. And, it is no surprise to this writer that she trained as an architect before falling in […]

Right in My Backyard: Trillium Hill Farm

Right in My Backyard: Trillium Hill Farm

In the Kitchen with Bronwyn welcomes Corrie Austin, new to both Vermont and to the excitement and challenge of the Vermont food world. She’s jumped in with both feet, a transplant from another great food region, Portland, Oregon. And, it is no surprise to this writer that she trained as an architect before falling in […]


featured recipes

The "Zetterburger" Recipe

The “Zetterburger” Recipe

Here is the recipe for “The Zetterburger”, Tom Zetterstrom’s version of the classic hamburger with an addition that makes it one of the healthiest meals of the summer.

Homemade Fresh Mozzarella Recipe

Homemade Fresh Mozzarella Recipe

This cheese recipe comes with my thanks to Lindsay Harris of Family Cow Farmstand for her wonderful introduction to making fresh mozzarella.

Potato Salad Two Ways

Potato Salad Two Ways

The story of potatoes continues! This week, I have two recipes for potato salad as well as a new video shot by my friend, Janet Biehl, late last summer showing those two ways to make potato salad.


Author`s Corner

I’m a writer, myself, and so love to read what other food writers have to say. I hope you enjoy reading about cookbooks and books about food as much as I do!

MIndful Carnivore by Tovar Cerulli

The Mindful Carnivore

I first met Tovar Cerulli, a former vegetarian, when he was in the process of publishing his new book about his decision to hunt game rather than eat commercial meat. I was struck by the emphasis Tovar places on mindfulness, and on the consideration we need to have about everything we eat.


Simple Asian Meals

Simple Asian Meals

Who isn’t cooking Asian these days? I just had friends over for a dinner of our grass-fed beef short ribs only to be reminded at the last minute that one of them was a vegetarian. Out came my wok, frozen shrimp from my freezer, some snow peas, green onions, red peppers and a variety of soy, oyster and fish sauces, along with some cooking sherry. I improvised and my hungry friend seemed satisfied with the end result, a quasi-Chinese shrimp stir-fry. But, if I’d had Nina Simond’s book, Simple Asian Meals, I might have cooked a dish that would have made my short-rib eating friends jealous.


Spoon Fed Stories

Some of us, home cooks—and I include myself in this group—love food so much we find our lives structured and embellished by our food experiences. Spoon Fed Stories are our stories, the stories of family and friends. Think of this as the kitchen table where we share the fun and the adventures we’ve had with food.

The Venerable Shojin Ryori Cuisine of Japan by Hiroko Shimbo

The Venerable Shojin Ryori Cuisine of Japan by Hiroko Shimbo

Cookbook author and friend, Hiroshi Shimbo, writes about the special 7th century vegetarian cuisine still practiced today, Shojin Ryori, which I enjoyed on my visit to a Zen temple in Japan this spring.


From the Sea Cloud to the Cloud Nine of Dining

From the Sea Cloud to the Cloud Nine of Dining

Guest blogger Margo Davis returns with a story about her recent trip to one of the best places to eat in the world, San Sebastian, Spain. Enjoy her story of Michelin three-star restaurants and cultural icons!


Imagine Who Is Coming to Dinner

Imagine Who Is Coming to Dinner

by Margo Davis
Imagine cooking for the food maven of all times, Judith Jones….


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featured events

Food events that have caught my eye.

ArtsRiot Truck Stop!

ArtsRiot Truck Stop!


Dinner Club at Agricola Farm

Dinner Club at Agricola Farm


TASTY PICKS

Good Food & Noteworthy Businesses

Hardwick Beef Ad #2

 


a La Carte Videos

Bronwyn Dunne and Judith Jones Prepare Two Potato Salads at Bryn Teg. See the recipes


Gateau de Crepes- In Molly’s Kitchen.
See recipe from the Smitten Kitchen



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