The Language Chef June 22, 2016 Learning

Remember those flash cards?

People often ask me ‘how did you learn so many languages?” and I say ‘well I studied them’.  It sounds glib but what I mean is that I actively tried to  learn them. ...

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The Language Chef June 22, 2016 Learning

Don’t Whine, Wine!

Have you ever heard anyone say this: …..‘When I was in France last year for two weeks, my high school French  came back with a vengeance and I was talking like Maurice ...

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The Language Chef June 4, 2016 Learning

Learning is Child’s Play

It has been said that after the age of 7, you can’t really learn a second language.  I say, Poppycock! Children are like little sponges- well after the age of 7- they soak ...

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The Language Chef December 16, 2015 Dessert

Krusciki or Chruściki – Polish Bowtie Fritters or Angel Wings

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The Language Chef December 15, 2015 Dessert, Holidays

Krumkakes- our third dessert of christmas

Krumkake (Norwegian  , meaning bent cake, plural krumkaker- Krum in Norwegian means curved or crooked. Kake, is cake from the old norse kaka; hense curved cake. It’s a ...

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The Language Chef December 14, 2015 Cakes, Dessert, French, Holidays

Buche de Noel- the second of our 12 desserts of Christmas

The Bûche de Noël is an edible optical illusion.  It is made and decorated to look like a log from the forest – an actual Yule log.  And what is a Yule log you ask?  ...

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The Language Chef December 13, 2015 Uncategorized

12 Days of Christmas Desserts!

A Christmas present for you from The Language Chef.   We have put together a booklet of 12 traditional christmas desserts, language origins, pronunciation, history and a recipe ...

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The Language Chef December 7, 2015 Blog, Recipes

Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Potato pancakes (latkes)   5 lb bag of russet type potatoes peeled and cut into chunks to fit in processor 2 or 3 onions depending on size –peeled and cut into chunks to fit in ...

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The Language Chef November 7, 2015 Blog, Israel, onion

Shalom Shallot!

Shallots – don’t you just love them using them in cooking?  When I use them, I feel so Julia Child/French/cultured 🙂   They are a milder onion flavor and are used ...

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The Language Chef October 25, 2015 Blog, Halloween

Favorite Halloween Candy – Butterfingers Rock!

My  favorite candy to receive from my trick-or-treating adventures was a Butterfinger 🙂   I loved the salty, crispy butter flavored chocolate crunch on a cold Halloween night ...

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