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Cooking with James Baldwin

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Cooking with James Baldwin

Please join Valerie Stivers and Hank Zona for a virtual wine tasting on Friday, December 18, at 6 P.M. on The Paris Review’s Instagram account. For more details, visit our events page, or scroll down to the bottom of the article. Baldwin’s characters haunted French bistros, where oysters with mignonette are a staple. Photo: Erica MacLean. “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” So read the inspirational quote in the front window of my Brooklyn gourmet market the day I shopped for a meal celebrating the work and life of James...

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My Grandma’s Italian Bread is an easy homemade bread recipe made with flour, water, yeast, salt, some sugar, and shortening

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My Grandma’s Italian Bread is an easy homemade bread recipe made with flour, water, yeast, salt, some sugar, and shortening

It’s got the perfect crust, crunchy with a slight chewiness and is so incredibly soft and delightful on the inside. It’s also a delicious way to sop up the leftover sauce when paired with my mother’s lasagna! This bread is great out of the oven slathered with butter, as a side with your favorite pasta dinner, used for your panini sandwich at lunch or even toasted for breakfast! Italian Bread I grew up eating this bread at my grandparent’s house growing up so often that I honestly don’t remember a time when she didn’t have a loaf in her kitchen....

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Every home kitchen deserves the right kind of love and attention to make it shine like a star, and Arizona native and The Inspired Home contributor, Destiny Alfonso, truly does that

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Every home kitchen deserves the right kind of love and attention to make it shine like a star, and Arizona native and The Inspired Home contributor, Destiny Alfonso, truly does that

She outdoes herself with redesigning her kitchen’s prep area to make it more functional and stylish at the same time, utilizing her eye for design and performance to create a chic yet sensible kitchen. By adding the right tools and understanding her kitchen’s flow, she is able to organize it in order to optimize its use while also keeping it up-to-date with contemporary style. Partnering with Kingston Brass, Alfonso gives her kitchen island a wonderful upgrade with a single hole kitchen faucet from their signature Heritage Collection and a towel bar from their English Vintage Collection. Finding herself with a...

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