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Father Christmas Bread

We have to make Christmas happen. I remember when that staggering thought occurred to me. I was 25, and it was my first Christmas in Chicago. Cold wind and nothing but darkness outside my window save for the unfeeling light of streetlamps. Sidewalks full…

Woodwind Gourmet: Jacques’ Pain Perdu

A composer growing up in Paris while bridging the 19th & 20th centuries probably ate some interesting breakfasts—a mix of gourmet and eating on the cheap. Today’s recipe is an autumn-inspired riff on classic “Pain Perdu” (literally “lost bread”). Dressed down, it’s just stale bread dipped in egg batter and fried up. Dressed up, it’s adorned with exotic spices and rich, complex flavors of fruit and wine.

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