Winner of Your Best Corn off the Cob
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Mamafunk August 20, 2011
Ah this made me cry somehow. And without an onion in sight! My first memories of you involve food (and toilets but that's another story)... 1st Block Island: you were coming down with a summer cold and went to great lengths to find some beautiful fresh veggies to chase away the - you know what? I'm just going to write them down and mail them! there are so many that are rushing back to me! Xo
Thanks Funkster :) Yes, we do share lots of food memories, don't we? Just the other day, M and I were picking blackberries in our neighborhood, which of course made me think of picking blackberries and wildflowers with you on Block Island...
TheWimpyVegetarian August 18, 2011
Big congrats to you Ms. T! And really enjoyed your Q&A. Your peach and chipotle mole sounds amazing and is something I am going to have to make now. Love your "sliding scale" - something I share with you no matter how hard I try to be a "clean as I go girl" :-(
SouffleBombay August 18, 2011
Congratulations! Beautiful dish! I enjoyed reading your answers too!! Enjoy your win!
lime L. August 18, 2011
Well, it's a wonderful feeling to see you get recognized by a wider audience for being an amazing and passionate cook. You have come a long way since cooking the turkey with the paper sack of giblets inside. And we have been on the receiving end of so many fine meals from your kitchen. So proud of you ! And glad that the kitchen aromas delivered via heating duct had a lasting impact. Cook on Ms. T. !
Thanks Mom for all the inspiration and support along the way! Hope we get a chance to cook together when I'm home in a few weeks :)
Thank you all for the wonderful comments! It was so fun to answer these questions.
cookinginvictoria August 18, 2011
Congratulations on your win, Ms. T! What a lovely Q&A. It is great to get to know you. I loved reading your family memories about how your mother and great-grandmother have both inspired your cooking, and I too am guilty of putting on an apron after things are getting messy in the kitchen, not before. I look forward to trying your delicious-sounding corn salad recipe soon, but I also intend to make your roasted peach and chipotle mole sauce. That too sounds seriously yummy!
Thank you cookinginvictoria! Here's to messy chefs ;) BTW, I saw on your profile that you had treasured rolling pin. I have a wooden rolling pin that I adore from my great grandmother Mary Blanche. You just can't beat family treasures like that. I hope that someday I can pass it on to another generation of cooks.
BlueKaleRoad August 18, 2011
Congratulations! Loved reading about the tea parties you had with your great grandmother. Very special!
Thank you so much! Yes, Mary Blanche was something special. We have her handwritten recipe cards--but she never wrote down all the steps, so we can't get the recipes to taste quite like hers did. I'm sure she's laughing at us as we try in vain to get the Mexican wedding cakes just right :)
My P. August 17, 2011
Congratulations! I love Like Water for Chocolate as well. I just reread the book. It is so full of deliciously mystical and scrumptious scenes. I would like to eat them all.
Indeed. It might be the only example of a movie I liked better than the book--but just barely. I haven't read it in 15 years, so I think I'm due for a re-read. If I recall correctly, there are recipes in the book--have you tried any of them?
boulangere August 17, 2011
What beautiful photos. With regard to cleaning practices, I love, "It's a sliding scale."
mary.birkel August 17, 2011
Congratulations Ms. T!!! Can't wait to try this recipe and see many more from you! Love the Q&A =))
nogaga August 17, 2011
Congratulations on your win! It looks like a wonderful recipe. I hope to try it this weekend :)
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