The Bell Kitchen

Part 2: Preparing Homemade Sausages & Intro to Charcuterie

“And on the morning went and on the sausages rolled out – smaller ones to bigger ones where we tied and strung them up onto the beams. It really was something. I have always been meaning to create my own sausages . . .”

Part 1: Sausages & “Arms” in the Czech Republic

When most people think of the Czech Republic the item that most likely will come to mind is beer — and why wouldn’t they? Czech beer, or pivo, is flavorsome, hearty, and handsome in taste. For me, most people I know are fond not only for said attributes but also their seemingly restorative superpowers . . .

Memorial Day in Vermont: Burgers, Parades & Memories

I laid there, beneath my layered down-feathered blankets listening to the sound of the coffee maker begin to perk. Without my glasses the room radiated a copper-amber hue. The house was church-mouse quiet, unlit fire, no one was up yet. . .

French Pastry Feature: Gougères

This savory side makes for an excellent starter or can be served in lieu of a baguette. It is absolutely impossible to eat just one or two – or even three . . .

Homestyle New England Banana Bread

Spring! You have returned your sunshine and its adolescent grace with your crisp mornings and mild afternoons, freshly-cut grass and the scent of lilacs now lacing the city breeze . . .

French Baking: Pain de Mie & Raisin Bread

  Ah, Monday, here you are again to rise me from my sleep in your defeated look, shrugging your shoulders from my bedside as if to say, “don’t shoot the