Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 12:01 am

Weight of ingredients, not volume, is key

 Has the experience of spending my first six months of retirement working in a restaurant kitchen made me a better home cook? It definitely has, but not in the ways I would have expected. Much of...
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 12:01 am

Hunt no more. The Mushroom Farmacy takes a favorite food out of the woods.

Now that cooler fall temperatures have finally set in, foodies in the know will soon be enjoying one of autumn’s most delectable seasonal offerings. Wild mushrooms pop up seemingly overnight in loca...
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 12:01 am

Apples stuffed with sausage, like nothing before

 While attending dental school in Chicago back in the 70s, I was on a limited budget and always on the lookout for good but cheap dining experiences. One of my favorite discoveries was a small st...
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 12:01 am
 Over the years I’ve made a lot of pie. I grew up with multiple generations of pie bakers, all of whom had very high standards, especially where crust was concerned. I still use my great grandm...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 12:01 am
 On this day 18 years ago I was on a plane flying to New York City to spend a weekend with my daughter, Anne, who was attending law school at Columbia. The flight had been rescheduled from a week...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 12:01 am

Amazon fires remind us to buy beef at home

 As fires raging in the Amazon rainforest dominate recent news, the global importance of eating local has never been more apparent. While public attention to these wildfires is new, the fires are...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 12:01 am

When the “TODAY Show” comes calling, here’s what to cook

 What a long strange trip it’s been! This line from the Grateful Dead’s song “Truckin” keeps going through my head as I look back at the events of the last three days.It all started with...
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019 12:01 am
 Eggplant is in peak season right now, and will continue to grace the tables at farmers markets until frost. Also know as aubergine, eggplant is low in calories, nutrient-rich, and loaded with fi...
Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 12:01 am
 “It’s too darn hot! It’s too darn hot!” These lyrics from Cole Porter’s musical Kiss Me Kate have been going through my head these past few weeks. The temperature around the stove at N...
Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 12:01 am
 “On fair day my mother would always get up at four o’clock in the morning to fry chicken to take along,” my grandmother mused as we drove along looking for the best parking deal. “She’...


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