Tag Archives: Brother Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourrette

Soup and salad, June

True confessions time. One of this month’s recipes brought back a memory that contains a lesson for all. I’ll preface this story by pointing out that these events happened 47 years ago. I was very young and blinkered. Carrying my … Continue reading

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Soup and salad, May

Items you’ll never find in my pantry or refrigerator: Lima beans, asparagus, eggplant, black-eyed peas, rutabagas, celeriac, spaghetti squash, brandy, sherry. Yet I hasten to point out that I’m not a picky eater, because that list is pretty much the … Continue reading

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Soup and Salad, April

Brother d’Avila likes cooking with eggs, and not just because it’s spring. His book of salad recipes offers 45 salads that use eggs, nearly four per month, and many of his soup recipes call for beaten eggs or egg yolks. … Continue reading

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Potage and salad, February

I recently saw fresh cherries in a local store, marked “product of Chile”. It had to cross the equator to get to northern Manhattan. Oh the carbon footprint! SOUPS For this month’s choices from my soup-and-salad-for-the-monastery books*, Brother Victor-Antoine (hereinafter … Continue reading

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January brings the snow

“January brings the snow, / Makes our feet and fingers glow.” Sara Coleridge Perhaps I’m pushing the theme a bit, placing a gorgeous illumination from Les Trés Riches Heures de Duc de Berry next to a couplet from the daughter … Continue reading

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Testing the water

Yes, it’s been a while. But I think I’ve licked my case of the “don’t-wants” (as in “I don’t want to …”), and I’m ready to take this thing on again. 2020 and 2021 were years for reading widely and … Continue reading

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