ChatterRecipe of the Month July 2012

Pork Belly Carbonara


Pork Belly Carbonara © Iain Bagwell
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For the ChatterRecipe this month I decided to ask food photographer and my friend Iain Bagwell, who also happens to be a Cancer born July 13th, to not only provide us with the image this month, but also with one of his favorite recipes. Funnily enough, Iain also knows food shooter Steve Giralt, our ChatterArtist for this month and they have even shot several jobs together, both side by side in the same studio and simultaneously with Steve in New York and Iain in Atlanta, where he is based.

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ChatterRecipe of the Month May 2012

Hot Chocolate Soufflés
The sign of Taurus is fond of the finer things in life, including good food and wine, and the Planet Venus rules the sign of Taurus and Venus is connected with sugar and sweets. So, surprise, surprise, this months’ recipe is a dessert, and a luxurious one at that! And according to Rebecca Franklin, this particular French recipe is a magical, rich and complex confection that perfectly rounds out any meal, it is also really simple to make.

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ChatterRecipe of the Month November 2011

Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup with Cheesy-Garlic Croutons

In case you hadn’t noticed, each month’s recipe is not only designed to be delicious, but it is also deliberately tied in with that month’s theme, and more specifically with the Astrological sign that rules over it. So for this month, I asked my teacher for some Scorpio food or ingredient suggestions, and as we talked, it all became very clear.

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ChatterRecipe of the Month October 2011

Strawberry Scones

Libras are often known to have a sweet tooth, so I could have gone with yet another yummy desert this month, but one of Libra’s favorite things to eat happens to be strawberries, so when I found this recipe for Strawberry Scones in one of my Ina Garten “Barefoot Contessa” recipe books, it seemed a perfect fit. She says, “In a world where most scones are like hockey pucks, this (recipe) is light and moist. We use all kinds of fruit fillings, including raisins, fresh cranberries, and dried cherries (yum!). The key to flaky scones (pay attention now) is not to over-blend the butter.”

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