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Fond Memories Preserved by Recipes

On April 23, 2018 |
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Grossberg-Schoen

Over the past two years, two great friends who were also terrific cooks have passed away. Both were splendid European ladies who never met, but they were both survivors of […]




Summertime in the domain of the Esterházy’s

On August 7, 2017 |
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Cafe

Hungary in the summer is particularly delightful, especially when one is also lucky enough to be making music. In the second half of June, I was fortunate to spend a […]




Délices de Versailles

On May 22, 2017 |
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Délices de Versailles

April was a Rameau month for me. A whole troupe of singers, dancers, actors and orchestral musicians from here and France came to Berkeley. We put on a production of […]




All I want for Christmas is…….

On December 19, 2016 |
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All I want for Christmas

OK. I’ll admit it, I am not very fond of the modern Christmas. I simply can’t get into the spirit of Santa, Rudolf, dinky elves, even the whole story of […]




Viennese Delights

On September 12, 2016 |
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Viennese Delights

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of revisiting Vienna. I had been there often in the 1970’s when I was playing in a piano trio in […]




In honor of Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony: Cranachan

On August 5, 2016 |
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“…as a nod to the Mendelssohn “Scottish” Symphony, which is part of the August 7 concert repertoire, he is pleased to share a Scottish recipe that is one of his […]




Kay Baumhefner’s Persimmon Pudding

On January 14, 2016 |
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Persimmon Pudding

Don and Kay Baumhefner are among our very best friends. He is a wine maker and she is a chef, one time restaurateur and writer. They live in Petaluma in […]




Bakewell Pudding

On December 22, 2015 |
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Bakewell Pudding

One of the things that I treasure is a manuscript recipe book which was begun in 1851 by Miss Louisa Jane Harrison (1829-1902) of Hundow near Kendal in Westmorland UK. […]




Dominique Labelle’s Pouding Chomeur

On October 27, 2015 |
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Pudding Chomeur

Courtesy of Dominique Labelle: “Pouding Chomeur” is a typical French Canadian dessert. It is VERY sweet and has almost no fat and no eggs, which is why it is called […]