Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Upside Of Down

Sheryl Julian, Boston Globe Food Editor, serves up her freshly-made hummus and copies of her book: THE NEW BOSTON GLOBE COOKBOOK.

There is always a silver lining. Even in this economy a smart local retailer will kick off the holiday shopping season with lots of delicious, healthy and festive food.

TAGS Hardware at Porter Square.

I remember being taken to Tags Hardware by my grandfather when I was just a wee lad. I marvelled at all the lumber and shiny tools. He liked the quality. As a finish carpenter and furniture maker, he was always teaching me that quality was in the details. Today there is no lumber but the cookware/bakeware section is among the best in the area.

Vegetable and Cheese Quesadilla!

A graduate of Le Cordon Bleu (London and Paris) and former Deputy Director of L'ecole de Cuisine La Varenne, Paris, Ms. Julian was here, in our neighborhood shop. A wealth of knowledge, she was visiting partly as a true foodie and partly to sign copies of the hardcover: THE NEW BOSTON GLOBE COOKBOOK.

Harney & Sons, healthy, organic tea done right.

We watched the demos and tasted everything. We shopped with neighbors and hoped someone might leave that Le Creuset set under our tree! And we all enjoyed the upside of a down economy.

The TAGS celebration cake.

Sweet apple-raisin crepes.

This event was co-sponsored by Porter Square Books, an independent bookstore of total quality.

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