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Danielle Crittenden Frum
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Danielle Crittenden is a Contributing Editor for the Huffington Post Media Group. A longtime contributor to the Huffington Post, her numerous articles and essays have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Daily Telegraph, and the Ladies Home Journal, among other publications. A former columnist for the New York Post, she has appeared on NBC's Today show, The O'Reilly Factor, ABC's 20/20 and Nightline, and network news shows, as well as numerous programs for CSPAN, MSNBC, PBS, CNN, Fox, NPR, CTV, and CBC. She is co-author of the cookbook, From a Polish Country Kitchen (Chronicle, Fall 2012), with Pulitzer-prize winning historian Anne Applebaum, and the author of three previous books: Her non-fiction book What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman (Simon & Schuster, 1999; Touchstone 2000), resulted in Vanity Fair describing Crittenden as “one of the most important new thinkers about women and family”. She also has written two works of fiction: The President’s Secret IMs (Simon Spotlight Entertainment, 2007), originally published on the Huffington Post; and Amanda Bright @ Home, the first novel ever to be serialized by the Wall Street Journal(Warner Books, 2003). Crittenden was born in Toronto, Canada. She is married to journalist and author David Frum, a former special assistant and speechwriter to President George W. Bush, and contributor to CNN and Daily Beast/Newsweek. They have three children and live in Washington, D.C. and Wellington, Ontario. You can email her at Danielle.Crittenden@huffingtonpost.com

Entries by Danielle Crittenden Frum

On the Last Day of Matzah: Zucchini 'Pasta' With Turkey Meatball

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2015 | 11:56 AM

Each day of this Passover holiday I've posted a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Today is the last day. Enjoy it!...

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Eight Delicious Ways & Days with Matzah: Spring Pizza with Asparagus, Potatoes and Goat Cheese

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 8:58 AM

Each day of this Passover holiday I'll post a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Previous days recipes include: Porcini-Stuffed...

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Eight Delicious Ways & Days with Matzah: Porcini-Stuffed Chicken Breasts in Red Wine Sauce

(2) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 10:40 AM

Each day of this Passover holiday I'll post a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Previous days recipes include Matzah-Crusted...

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Eight Delicious Ways & Days with Matzah: Mustard-Crusted Beef Tenderloin

(6) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 9:10 AM

Each day of this Passover holiday I'll post a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Previous days recipes include Salted...

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Eight Delicious Ways & Days with Matzah: Salted Caramel Ice Cream Cake

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 10:08 AM

Each day of this Passover holiday I'll post a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Yesterday I offered matzah squares...

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Eight Days and 8 Delicious Ways With Matzah: Matzah Brie With Carmelized Onion

(6) Comments | Posted April 5, 2015 | 5:32 PM

Each day of this Passover holiday I'll post a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Yesterday was was the tasty...

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Eight Delicious Ways and Days With Matzah: Shakshuka

(2) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 5:12 PM

Each day of this Passover holiday I'll post a gourmet way for Jews to honor the commandment to eat matzah, aka "the bread of affliction": eight easy recipes that are friendly to modern tastes and diets, and with a little less added affliction. Today it's the tasty North African egg...

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Eight Days and 8 Delicious Gourmet Ways With Matzah

(6) Comments | Posted April 4, 2015 | 9:00 AM

So we Jews are looking at eight whole days of eating the "bread of affliction." The matzah companies have gone to some lengths to ensure that we will experience eating their products as an affliction too. Even if you manage to find an artisanal, whole wheat, spelt or other version...

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Remembering Peter Worthington, a Year After His Death

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 9:11 AM

Peter Worthington was once asked by an interviewer what he'd like to come back as in another life. He replied, "One of my dogs."

Certainly it would've been great to have been a Jack Russell of Pete's. He famously admired and doted upon his fierce and -- as he...

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What Marcella Hazan Taught Me About Marriage (and Incidentally, Cooking)

(10) Comments | Posted October 1, 2013 | 6:08 PM

I "discovered" Marcella Hazan, who died Monday at age 89, shortly after I got married. It was the autumn of 1988; I was 25 and a typical post-feminist bride in that I would look shocked at any suggestion from my new husband that I knew the right side...

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¡Camarero, un Martini seco con un tampón!

(42) Comments | Posted May 25, 2013 | 4:10 AM

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Reconozco que no suelo beber vodka. Mi bebida es la ginebra en los meses más cálidos, y el whisky escocés en invierno. Soy muy maniática sobre el vaso en el que me sirven. Me parece que, para saborear y disfrutar la...

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What I Learned About Life From my Father's Death

(4) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 10:25 AM

This is adapted from a eulogy I gave for my step-father, the Canadian journalist and Toronto Sun founding editor, Peter Worthington, at his funeral on Wednesday. His ashes will be interred today.


In "Four Quartets" T.S. Eliot wrote:

What we call the beginning is...

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Hope, Change and Traffic Jams

(4) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 8:09 PM

It was Sunday afternoon, a time when downtown Washington, D.C., is generally empty, save for museum-going tourists. Not this past inaugural weekend. My son and I sat in grid-lock traffic, stretching the seven miles from our home to Union Station. He was supposed to catch a 4 p.m. train back...

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Introducing The School Lunch Project

(12) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 8:32 AM

Every weekday morning at 7:45 a.m., I make my 11-year-old daughter's school lunch. It is something I generally complain about doing. My daughter attends a public elementary school in Washington, D.C., at which a hot lunch is served everyday. She won't eat it. I insist she's being too fussy.

Each...

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Vi presentiamo lo "School Lunch Project"

(4) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 8:30 AM

Ogni mattina dei giorni feriali, alle 7:45, preparo il pranzo che mia figlia undicenne porterà a scuola. E' una cosa di cui sono solita lamentarmi. Mia figlia frequenta una scuola elementare pubblica di Washington, D.C., nella quale servono un pranzo caldo tutti i giorni. Lei non lo mangia. Insisto nel...

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Os presentamos el Proyecto Comer en la Escuela

(1) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 3:29 AM

Cada día, de lunes a viernes, a las 7:45 de la mañana, preparo la comida que mi hija de 11 años tomará en el colegio. Suelo quejarme por tener que hacerlo. Mi hija va a una escuela pública de Washington D.C. en la que sirven una comida caliente todos los...

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Que mangent nos enfants à l'école: opération cantines!

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 12:31 AM

Chaque jour de la semaine, à 7h45, je prépare le déjeuner de ma fille de 11 ans avant l'école. En règle générale, je me plains de devoir le faire. Ma fille fréquente une école publique a Washington, D.C., où l'on sert un repas chaud tous les jours. Elle ne veut...

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Gourmet Polish Food? Who Knew?!

(8) Comments | Posted November 29, 2012 | 8:14 AM

We admit: We are unlikely cookbook writers. Anne is a historian and columnist who has spent most of her career covering the politics of Eastern Europe and Russia. I'm a Washington-based journalist who has mostly occupied herself with politics and women's issues. And many people would suggest that Polish food...

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Surviving Sandy in Style

(20) Comments | Posted October 29, 2012 | 3:33 PM

So it's raining and the gusts are picking up a little outside my window here in the Nation's Capital, but you'd think the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse were about to arrive. I don't want to underplay the hurricane ("The worst of it is coming at 4 p.m. ... no,...

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HuffPost Canada Rocks COPA Awards!

(2) Comments | Posted October 23, 2012 | 12:12 PM

Last night I stood in the kind of hip club space I haven't visited since my 20s, jammed with nominees for the annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards. As the venue suggests, it wasn't your usual awards event: no sit-down tables and earnest acceptance speeches. Indeed the winners could...

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