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Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:00 am

In praise of Vicia

 It was the middle of the afternoon of my second day staging at the celebrated new St. Louis restaurant Vicia. (It’s pronounced “stah-jing. That’s French for voluntarily working your butt o
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:00 am

Vegetables make their way to the center of the plate

 Last month I was in St. Louis on an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon. I was sitting in the covered patio of Vicia, a new restaurant in the Central West End. Several of the window panels had be
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Thursday, March 29, 2018 12:00 am

The power of chickpeas

 It’s that time of year when I’ve about used up last fall’s winter squash in my basement and all of last summer’s vegetables from my freezer and I’m looking for meal planning inspiratio
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Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:00 am
 It is estimated that our body is composed of over 10 trillion cells; inhabiting our skin and respiratory passages and digestive systems are 10 times that number of bacteria. These bacteria are k
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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:00 am

Bone broth for what ails you

All my life I’ve struggled with bouts of insomnia. When I was in college I had a Social Psychology lecture right after lunch. I remember very little about the content of the course, but I do remembe
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Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:00 am

Pot-au-feu will get you through

I love cooking outdoors, even in winter. The aromas of roasting meat and wood smoke intermingling in the crisp, cold air call out to me and awaken my appetite.  Recently, however, the prolonged c
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Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:00 am

Don’t ask Dr. Kellogg

 Fifteen years ago, when my wife began thinking about teaching cooking classes, she asked me to help her come up with a name for her new cooking school. I asked her what she wanted to accomplish.
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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:00 am
Every morning as the clock approaches 7 a.m. the folks in my CrossFit gym cluster in little groups to socialize for a few minutes before the workout begins. I hang out with the Fasters. We are the one
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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

How Scotch eggs rescued me from a fight

 Most of the foods that show up every year on my family’s holiday table have origins in the culinary practices of our past generations. Our holiday table has never been a forum for innovation;

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