On Monday, I awoke with a crushing case of the flu. Head stuffed with cement and couldn't get out of bed kind of flu, the real deal. But in a moment of over-the-counter-drug induced faux clarity, I hobbled to the kitchen and assembled some chicken noodle soup with what I had on … [Read more...] about Recipe: Chicken Noodle Soup For Flu Emergencies
Does it matter? A recent story in the The New York Times notes that despite her canonization as the unofficial ambassador for French cuisine in this country, most French people haven't heard of Julia Child. In a way, it makes sense. Her book, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, … [Read more...] about Do the French appreciate Julia?
Last night, I attended a screening event of the beautiful, fascinating and depressing documentary The End of the Line. The film illustrates the message and research found in the book of the same name written by British journalist Charles Clover. The tag line says it all: "Imagine … [Read more...] about Friends Don’t Let Friends Eat Bluefin Tuna
Paella occupies a special place in my heart. It was the subject of the first food story that I ever had published. Determined to get the recipes from the dueling chefs that I interviewed right, I ended up making paella more than nine times in the course of three weeks. When I … [Read more...] about Recipe: Paella Valencia
Next week, I’ll be joining a Holland America ship as my second gig as a guest chef for the cruise line. Long story, but another chef canceled and so we agreed to go relatively last minute. HAL partners with Food & Wine magazine to put together culinary programs on all of … [Read more...] about Recipe: Spicy shrimp in saffron tomato sauce