Category: Food and Recipes

Relating to recipes, food ingredients, menus, food choices, cooking tips, food preparation and storage, serving suggestions, home cooking, and holiday dishes

The Case for Not Cooking

Did you make New Year’s resolutions to improve your health this year? If so, how is it going now that we’re nearly a month into 2018? Are you feeling good about yourself sticking with diet, exercise, yoga, meditation, or other wellness changes? Did those plans include more cooking at home and not eating out so […]

Awakening with Asparagus

Few vegetables represent spring as definitively as asparagus, with its tender shoots poking out of the moist, dark earth to meet the warm sun and lengthening days. This perennial garden favorite is a member of the lily family, one that is harvested in an all-too-brief season. Most commonly cultivated is the familiar green asparagus, but […]

Pears: A Sumptuous Fall Treat

In this age of hyper-hybridized produce for large-scale cultivation and shipping, the pear is a rare fruit that has been mercifully left alone; the varieties you see in markets today are pretty much unchanged from over a century ago. About 3,000 varieties exist worldwide. Pears require quite specific conditions to thrive and are very vulnerable […]

5 Ways To Be Merry and Stress-Free While Preparing Christmas Dinner

This lovely guest post comes to us from Katherine Tuggle, a very talented food blogger whose website is Minimalist Meal, a great resource for all sorts of culinary knowledge, from brining chicken breasts to how long cream cheese lasts. Visit her blog to find out more cooking tips, and enjoy her advice here on how […]

The Revelation of Flavor

On my recent trip to Europe, I read an intriguing book called The Dorito Effect: The Surprising New Truth About Food and Flavor, by Mark Schatzker. I have been a fan of Schatzker ever since I read his first book, Steak: One Man’s Search for the Tastiest Piece of Beef, a marvelous tome on a […]

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