About Jennifer McLagan

Courageous, and contrarian, Jennifer McLagan has more than 35 years experience as a writer, chef, caterer, and food stylist. Equipped with a quirky sense of humor, a taste for the bizarre, and bowerbird tendencies, she is the author of two books, Bones and Fat, which delve into the history, myth, and culture surrounding food. Although both titles have won numerous awards, her publisher just wishes they’d sell better. Her next book, Odd Bits, will be published in September 2011.

A tarte tatin on a piece of parchment paper resting on a black plate.

Tarte Tatin

A tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. Its name is French for “caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust.”

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Salted Butter Tart

Salted Butter Tart

A ridiculously creamy–and relatively simple–homemade caramel filling graces this properly flaky pastry. Salted butter–lots of it–lends this dessert just the right amount of decadence.

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Two bowls of angel hair pasta with lemon cream sauce.

Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

A perky weeknight supper tossed together from five consummate pantry staples: skinny strands of quick-cooking angel hair pasta, lemon, cream, parsley, and booze.

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