Catharine Kaufman

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  • Kitchen Shrink: Aged to Perfection vs. Sweet Young Things

    Kitchen Shrink: Aged to Perfection vs. Sweet Young Things

    KITCHEN SHRINK: In a society obsessed with aging and an admiration for youth, it's funny that in the food world many old ones are actually revered and coveted for their fine qualities acquired through years of maturation. Other foods, of course, (like people) are prized for their tender young attributes....

  • Kitchen Shrink: Cellulite busters for beach season and beyond

    Kitchen Shrink: Cellulite busters for beach season and beyond

    KITCHEN SHRINK: The other day at the dairy aisle of the supermarket, nostalgia reared its head as I overheard a little girl innocently insult her grandmother. As I reached for my goat kefir — and grandma her cottage cheese carton — we both heard a soft voice from below ask: "So is that why you...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Food Quiz - Some Tasty Trifles

    Kitchen Shrink: Food Quiz - Some Tasty Trifles

    KITCHEN SHRINK: Trivia fever is sweeping the nation thanks to "Jeopardy" rock star champion James Holzhauer, captivating viewers by breaking all records (even his own multiple times). I thought it would now be fun to hop on the trivia bandwagon. and test your culinary knowledge. And the answer...

  • Kitchen Shrink: The perfect gift for the mom with (almost) everything

    Kitchen Shrink: The perfect gift for the mom with (almost) everything

    KITCHEN SHRINK: With Mother's Day around the corner, there's still time to buy your special lady something thoughtful, practical and entertaining in the kitchen, whether she's a butcher, a baker or a cheese and yogurt maker. 1. For crafty, do-it-yourselfers, there's an array of creative kits. Yogurt...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Spring comfort foods

    Kitchen Shrink: Spring comfort foods

    KITCHEN SHRINK: From soup to nuts, here's a light and lively menu to get the spring party started: Some attention-grabbing appetizers include breadless bruschettas made with grilled Portobello mushrooms topped with a confetti of chopped heirloom tomatoes, fresh green garlic and shredded basil....

  • Kitchen Shrink: May culinary flowers

    Kitchen Shrink: May culinary flowers

    KITCHEN SHRINK: While master chefs embrace edible flowers, especially as springtime blooms, this botanical trend is anything but trendy. Julius Caesar's Roman banquet tables were not only a feast for the palate, but also for the eyes enhanced with an impressive array of brilliantly-hued culinary...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Let's get cagey; The truth about eggs

    Kitchen Shrink: Let's get cagey; The truth about eggs

    KITCHEN SHRINK: My grandma would often tell me how much she enjoyed farm-fresh eggs delivered weekly to her home by the friendly egg-man, who happened to be completely bald, humorously reflecting his trade. He gingerly handed her a confetti of eggs piled in a wicker basket — some speckled, some...

  • Kitchen Shrink: Kick up your heels with herbs and spices

    Kitchen Shrink: Kick up your heels with herbs and spices

    KITCHEN SHRINK: During spring break I experimented with fun and exciting herbs, spices, and flavorings incorporating these darlings into every drink, dish, snack and baked treat. They lend an antioxidant oomph and pizzazz to everything they season or garnish without packing on fat or calories....

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