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

We can dramatically increase global food availability and environmental sustainability by using more of our crops to feed people directly and less to fatten livestock.
—Jonathan A. Foley, director of the Institute on the Environment, U of MN

Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.
—Michael Pollan

Cooking is at once child’s play and adult joy. And cooking done with care is an act of love.
—Craig Claiborne

People who eat according to the rules of a traditional food culture are generally healthier than those of us eating a modern Western diet of processed food.
—Michael Pollan

Welcome to my Kitchen!

Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia ChildMy enthusiasm about food definitely has a French accent. Julia Child’s  “Mastering The Art of French Cooking” was being edited and published by my stepmother, Judith Jones, when I was a teenager helping out in the kitchen.  As an important figure in the American food world in her own right, she was Julia’s editor.

My first memory of the book was when it was in manuscript form, the food stains and crumbled edges of the pages attesting to the fact that it was front and center in our kitchen, notes scribbled in the margins as recipes were tested. You could say that I’m the first novice cook to have learned how from Julia’s recipes. I might go so far to say that I’m living proof that, if you follow Julia’s instructions, you will learn to cook from scratch this way. I recommend giving it a try. You will find it fascinating and helpful, and you will produce some of the best meals you’ve ever eaten.

In The Kitchen With Bronwyn, reflects the delight we all experienced, my stepmother, my father , a free-lance writer who loved to cook, and the many food world personalities that  found their way to our small New York kitchen.  My family then, and now is a family of enthusiastic cooks. No day goes by that I don’t spend some time in my own kitchen with friends, family or alone, but always with the memories of childhood enhanced by a passion for cooking and sharing great food together.

Now that I live in Vermont, I’ve fallen deeply in love with American food, not coincidentally because the state has some of the best local and organic produce in the country. In fact, what started out as a summer home for us has become the base of operation for a small herd of grass-fed beef. It’s a herd that Judith and I manage with the expert help of our cousin, John Reynolds,  a long-time farmer in the Northeast Kingdom. John has given me a true appreciation of what small farming is all about.

My hope is that if you find yourself following my blog, you will also find yourself  sharing my kitchen with me. The conversation will be mostly about food but from time to time, it may also be about my travels and the adventures along the way, as well as new people and products tI think might be of interest.  I hope that you, too, will add stories to this blog about your families, your passions, even your obsessions, and, of course, about your experiences with food.

If we inspire each other enough with our stories, we might change a basic concept that has held us captive for the last 50 years, that the kitchen is the place to open cans and cartons and to defrost prepared meals in microwave ovens.

I live in a state where farmers still manage small farms and where people want to know where their food comes from.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find our way back to the world of small farms, shared family meals and healthy eating? This is my goal: to inspire and share my love of cooking and to encourage all of us to support the local and organic efforts of farmers and food entrepreneurs.  I hope it will become your goal, too, as we spend time together in this, my online kitchen.

 

Posted: 4-5-2012

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My first memory of the book was when it was in manuscript form, the food stains and crumbled edges of the pages attesting to the fact that it was front and center in our kitchen, notes scribbled in the margins as recipes were tested. You could say that I’m the first novice cook to have learned how from Julia’s recipes. I might go so far to say that I’m living proof that, if you follow Julia’s instructions, you will learn to cook from scratch this way. I recommend giving it a try. You will find it fascinating and helpful, and you will produce some of the best meals you’ve ever eaten.

In The Kitchen With Bronwyn, reflects the delight we all experienced, my stepmother, my father , a free-lance writer who loved to cook, and the many food world personalities that  found their way to our small New York kitchen.  My family then, and now is a family of enthusiastic cooks. No day goes by that I don’t spend some time in my own kitchen with friends, family or alone, but always with the memories of childhood enhanced by a passion for cooking and sharing great food together.

Now that I live in Vermont, I’ve fallen deeply in love with American food, not coincidentally because the state has some of the best local and organic produce in the country. In fact, what started out as a summer home for us has become the base of operation for a small herd of grass-fed beef. It’s a herd that Judith and I manage with the expert help of our cousin, John Reynolds,  a long-time farmer in the Northeast Kingdom. John has given me a true appreciation of what small farming is all about.

My hope is that if you find yourself following my blog, you will also find yourself  sharing my kitchen with me. The conversation will be mostly about food but from time to time, it may also be about my travels and the adventures along the way, as well as new people and products tI think might be of interest.  I hope that you, too, will add stories to this blog about your families, your passions, even your obsessions, and, of course, about your experiences with food.

If we inspire each other enough with our stories, we might change a basic concept that has held us captive for the last 50 years, that the kitchen is the place to open cans and cartons and to defrost prepared meals in microwave ovens.

I live in a state where farmers still manage small farms and where people want to know where their food comes from.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find our way back to the world of small farms, shared family meals and healthy eating? This is my goal: to inspire and share my love of cooking and to encourage all of us to support the local and organic efforts of farmers and food entrepreneurs.  I hope it will become your goal, too, as we spend time together in this, my online kitchen.

 

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My first memory of the book was when it was in manuscript form, the food stains and crumbled edges of the pages attesting to the fact that it was front and center in our kitchen, notes scribbled in the margins as recipes were tested. You could say that I’m the first novice cook to have learned how from Julia’s recipes. I might go so far to say that I’m living proof that, if you follow Julia’s instructions, you will learn to cook from scratch this way. I recommend giving it a try. You will find it fascinating and helpful, and you will produce some of the best meals you’ve ever eaten.

In The Kitchen With Bronwyn, reflects the delight we all experienced, my stepmother, my father , a free-lance writer who loved to cook, and the many food world personalities that  found their way to our small New York kitchen.  My family then, and now is a family of enthusiastic cooks. No day goes by that I don’t spend some time in my own kitchen with friends, family or alone, but always with the memories of childhood enhanced by a passion for cooking and sharing great food together.

Now that I live in Vermont, I’ve fallen deeply in love with American food, not coincidentally because the state has some of the best local and organic produce in the country. In fact, what started out as a summer home for us has become the base of operation for a small herd of grass-fed beef. It’s a herd that Judith and I manage with the expert help of our cousin, John Reynolds,  a long-time farmer in the Northeast Kingdom. John has given me a true appreciation of what small farming is all about.

My hope is that if you find yourself following my blog, you will also find yourself  sharing my kitchen with me. The conversation will be mostly about food but from time to time, it may also be about my travels and the adventures along the way, as well as new people and products tI think might be of interest.  I hope that you, too, will add stories to this blog about your families, your passions, even your obsessions, and, of course, about your experiences with food.

If we inspire each other enough with our stories, we might change a basic concept that has held us captive for the last 50 years, that the kitchen is the place to open cans and cartons and to defrost prepared meals in microwave ovens.

I live in a state where farmers still manage small farms and where people want to know where their food comes from.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find our way back to the world of small farms, shared family meals and healthy eating? This is my goal: to inspire and share my love of cooking and to encourage all of us to support the local and organic efforts of farmers and food entrepreneurs.  I hope it will become your goal, too, as we spend time together in this, my online kitchen.

 

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My first memory of the book was when it was in manuscript form, the food stains and crumbled edges of the pages attesting to the fact that it was front and center in our kitchen, notes scribbled in the margins as recipes were tested. You could say that I’m the first novice cook to have learned how from Julia’s recipes. I might go so far to say that I’m living proof that, if you follow Julia’s instructions, you will learn to cook from scratch this way. I recommend giving it a try. You will find it fascinating and helpful, and you will produce some of the best meals you’ve ever eaten.

In The Kitchen With Bronwyn, reflects the delight we all experienced, my stepmother, my father , a free-lance writer who loved to cook, and the many food world personalities that  found their way to our small New York kitchen.  My family then, and now is a family of enthusiastic cooks. No day goes by that I don’t spend some time in my own kitchen with friends, family or alone, but always with the memories of childhood enhanced by a passion for cooking and sharing great food together.

Now that I live in Vermont, I’ve fallen deeply in love with American food, not coincidentally because the state has some of the best local and organic produce in the country. In fact, what started out as a summer home for us has become the base of operation for a small herd of grass-fed beef. It’s a herd that Judith and I manage with the expert help of our cousin, John Reynolds,  a long-time farmer in the Northeast Kingdom. John has given me a true appreciation of what small farming is all about.

My hope is that if you find yourself following my blog, you will also find yourself  sharing my kitchen with me. The conversation will be mostly about food but from time to time, it may also be about my travels and the adventures along the way, as well as new people and products tI think might be of interest.  I hope that you, too, will add stories to this blog about your families, your passions, even your obsessions, and, of course, about your experiences with food.

If we inspire each other enough with our stories, we might change a basic concept that has held us captive for the last 50 years, that the kitchen is the place to open cans and cartons and to defrost prepared meals in microwave ovens.

I live in a state where farmers still manage small farms and where people want to know where their food comes from.  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find our way back to the world of small farms, shared family meals and healthy eating? This is my goal: to inspire and share my love of cooking and to encourage all of us to support the local and organic efforts of farmers and food entrepreneurs.  I hope it will become your goal, too, as we spend time together in this, my online kitchen.

 

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  1. Chas says:

    My first visit here and i liked it from the beggining

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