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Laura Kumin

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About the Author

Laura KuminLaura Kumin is a food writer, cooking coach and the creator of MotherWouldKnow, a website that encourages and helps readers to become confident home cooks, and The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating & Entertaining in Hamilton’s World (Post Hill Press, 2017). She is not embarrassed by the number of spatulas, graters and cookbooks that she owns, or the fact that she buys chocolate in one-pound (or more) bars.

Emergency Salad

Recipe by Laura Kumin

Emergency Salad

From Washington Women’s Cook Book, published by the Washington Equal Suffrage Association: The name Emergency Salad may not be in common use today, but it was a well-accepted term in the early 2oth century. One popular version, found in Good Housekeeping magazine in the summer of 1908, a community cookbook published in Macon, Georgia the

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Chocolate Puffs

Recipe by Laura Kumin

Chocolate Puffs

Adapted from “Chocolate Puffs,” Richard Briggs, The New Art of Cookery. These tiny sweets are a cross between cookies and candy. They are crisp, intensely chocolaty and addictive. (See the original recipe here.)

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Eat Well and Do Justice

by Laura Kumin

Eat Well and Do Justice

On September 25, five prominent DC chefs will come together for a kugel cook-off to raise money for a new organization, Tzedek DC, which helps low-income DC residents deal with debt issues.

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