Month: May 2010

At School in Haiti: Andre’s Story

Andre lost his cousins when their University building collapsed. Through his imagination he finds forgiveness and a reason to keep living.

At School: A Place to Help Haitian Children II

Students learn the value of sharing the pain and fear they feel, in the classroom, at home, or with a friend.

At School: A Place to Help Haitian Children

Today we have been invited by Principal Frere Jacques Anthony Germeil to College Canado Haitien. We will be teaching eleventh and twelfth graders lessons in dealing with stress.

To savor: The Last Chinese Chef

The peak is neither eating nor cooking, but the giving and sharing of food. Great food should never be taken alone. What pleasure can a man take in fine cuisine unless he invites cherished friends, counts the days until the banquet, and composes an anticipatory poem for his letter of invitation?

Delicious Chilled: Potato Leek Soup

Rich without the cream, and the crisp, fresh chive garnish makes a pleasing contrast. Elegant thermos fodder for school and work lunches.

Divinely Delicious: Restaurant Nora

Divinely Delicious: Restaurant Nora

Chef / Owner Nora Pouillon, a hero to the slow food movement, started her restaurant 30 years ago and has supported the best local organic agriculture in the Mid-Atlantic region ever since.

A Real Find: Brazilian Collard Greens

A Real Find: Brazilian Collard Greens

…a speedy recipe for Brazilian collard greens– not the oxymoron you might think, for greens that are famous for slow, slow cookin’.

Fresh Farm Market at Dupont Circle

Fresh Farm Market at Dupont Circle

…this market is comprised of many vendors, selling veggies, flowers, flats for your garden, a myriad of mushrooms, cheeses and free-range eggs, wool and yarns from a local sheep farm… everything colorful, local and fresh.

Cooking Basics: Prepping

Cooking Basics: Prepping

If you are new to cooking I have one word for you, and if you are a veteran cook, let it be a reminder: prep.

Meetings with Remarkable Haitians—Dr. Jean Hugues Henrys and Dr. Alex Larsen

CMBM discusses a future Haitian leadership team with Haiti’s Minister of Health and the dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame, Haiti.