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July 25, 2017
I was begininng to believe that it is foolish and perhaps pretentious and often boring, as well as damnably expensive, to make a meal of six or eight courses just because the guests who are to eat it have always been used to that many. Let them try eating two or three things, I said, so plentiful and so interesting and so well cooked that they will be satisfied. And if they aren't satisfied, let them stay away from our table and our leisurely comfortable friendship at that table.

M.F.K. Fisher

Cooking Tip of the Month: How to cream shortening and sugar

Cream shortening and sugar with an electric mixer, as directed by the recipe, until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
Curdled and frothy batter has been worked too long, and will produce a coarse-grained cake.
Source:   Nestlé
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