Mark Bittman on the word “foodie”

I love this. Please read this. It’s exactly what I’ve thought for so long, about how “foodies” need to be seen as more than “food lovers” or “food obsessed.” http://nyti.ms/UJIRMD

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, folks. Last night we had a great little party at our place, and I had every intention of taking pictures and sharing with you. We made some great snacks, and our little apartment transformed into a venue that supported a surprising number of people. Instead, as has happened a lot lately, I...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from me to you all. Let today be about the people and joys in your life, and eat to celebrate the goodness in life wherever it shows up. Don’t participate in gluttony for gluttony’s sake. There are too many hard moments and challenges in life, and when we drown them out with food...

oh, right… blog… 11

Recently while perusing my online bank account thing I noticed an unknown and disappointing charge nestled between the other well-known and disappointing charges that make up most of the substance of my banking history. With a familiar twinge of “blog guilt” I realized that it was the fee for the hosting service that gives Foodie’s...

summer 1

summer
  Summer is for savoring. Recently I looked up from the flurry of life’s schedules and events and realized that summer was upon us, even though in my head I was still reminding myself to remember the correct year when I write checks. That busy-ness (the same busy-ness that has kept blogging so sporadic) has...

creme brulee 2

creme brulee
  Oh, creme brulee! This is fast becoming one of my favorite desserts, particularly because of HOW GOOD IT IS. I first encountered this strange flammable dessert when I worked as a waiter. The kitchen expected all the servers to be able to plate their own desserts, so I got a crash course in burning...

cinnamon swirl bread 1

cinnamon swirl bread
Hi — you will love this. A few weeks ago, after revisiting the oatmeal bread my Dad would always make when we were kids, I remembered the way he used to add a cinnamon-raisin swirl to the dough every once in awhile. A little exploring and testing later, and I have this bread for you....

little victories 1

little victories
Not a perfect picture, but that kind of supports what I’m trying to communicate with it. This meal was, first of all, breakfast for dinner, so you know I was treating myself to something special. Second of all, it was delicious. But I’m showing it to you specifically to talk about little victories, of the...