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Le Cordon Bleu

By Patty LaNoue Stearns PARIS–It is one of those rare and exhilarating moments: heading down the quiet little Left Bank street near the Eiffel Tower and up the stairs into the legendary cooking school Le Cordon Bleu. Celebrating its centennial year, this is the place that launched Julia Child in 1950, Audrey Hepburn’s Sabrina in 1955, and …

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Breaking Bread

Simple Breads for the Season Try these recipes for savory and sweet breads. They’ll fill your home with heavenly scents and make your family and friends feel loved. By PATTY LaNOUE STEARNS Whole Wheat Flat Bread These savory Moroccan rounds need to rise several times, but your kitchen time will be worth it. Serve them …

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Food as Memory

My Mother’s Muse How I rescued Mom’s Doufeu pot. Hardly gourmet, but delicious every day BY PATTY LANOUE STEARNS My late mother, Irene LaNoue, was never by any stretch a gourmet cook. With a husband, seven kids and who knows how many extra friends at our dining table every evening, just getting enough food into …

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