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Foxcroft Ragout with Prunes

Charmed, I was completely charmed by this spiral bound gem of a cookbook. Foxcroft School, Middleburg, Virginia was founded in 1914 by Miss Charlotte Noland and continues to be a private boarding school for girls. The girls ate very well. My neighbor is a 1969 graduate and her firsthand accounts of the delectable meals sent me into a culinary trance. Then wonder of wonders, she loaned me her battered copy of The Foxcroft Cookbook (1969) less spiral bound, more tethered by two rubber bands. I ...

Tuscan Inspired White Bean Soup

Beans often times get a bad rap. It is so wrong, therefore, I want to put things straight starting with this recipe. Am I on a bean crusade? You won't find this in a can, not this intense fragrance and flavor. Cooking the whole head of garlic in the pot gives it the buttery nuance of baked garlic while sauteing a little more garlic in olive oil with the herbs lends nuttiness and releases herb oils. If you are a real garlic-head you can double up on the garlic used, I do. Can be served as a ...