Sara (from Chicago) : Thanksgiving a la Barron: Two notable traditions were carried on this year: 1) The Barron Family Walk. My mother forces my brother, father and me on a two-hour-long walk around our neighborhood prior to our Thanksgiving dinner. “Why?” you may ask? Is it scenic? Not especially. Do we pay a visit to old […]

November 22nd, 2007

Pumpkin Risotto

It’s turkey time!, which means two things for pumpkins nation-wide: (a) they are on sale, and (b) most of those bought for Thanksgiving will come in a can. Never one to turn down a slice of my Mamma’s pumpkin pie, I hold no grudges against a classic made with One-Pie Pumpkin, but this year I’m bringing an […]

November 22nd, 2007

Lumberjacks and Jack o’Lanterns

Though, technically, autumn began a few weeks ago, there have been few nights in the past couple of months with real fall crispness. Remember how warm it still was on Halloween? And I don’t just look forward to autumn—I crave it. The burning colors, brisk air that yields pink cheeks, leaves crunching under a new […]

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