Two exceptional food authors are coming to town for the Chef's Collaborative National Sustainable Food Summit, each armed with an extraordinary new (and hefty) book from the far ends of the food spectrum. I am deeply engrossed in both this week. Diane Morgan, a prolific food … [Read more...] about Friday Reads: Roots & Meat
Books & Writing
It's official: the paperback of The Kitchen Counter Cooking School went on sale today. I'm pretty psyched about it being made available in paperback as this opens up the message of the book to a wider audience, plus more book clubs are likely to read it. I've had amazing feedback … [Read more...] about Paperback goes on sale today!
If I told you Mark Bittman visited Seattle Wednesday to complain to a packed auditorium about the prevalence of UFOs in America, you'd probably think the food writer had gone batty. But Bittman wasn't bemoaning spaceships or alien invaders. He was talking about unidentifiable … [Read more...] about Friday Reads: Why food still matters
If Mike ever thought he wanted a threesome with a young blonde, I don't think this is what he had in mind. About a month ago, Mike and I adopted an 18-month-old rescue dog we named Maddy who had been picked up by animal control in Yakima. Although the rescue organization thought … [Read more...] about Friday Reads: Our Rescue Dog Edition
Here's the trouble with artichokes. No one knows what to do with them. Eggplants suffer a similar dilemma. When I've interviewed home cooks about why they end up relying on processed foods, it's not necessarily because they are short of time or lured in the theory of … [Read more...] about Friday Reads: How to Cook Everything plus win tickets to Mark Bittman in Seattle