Chicken with No Class

“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

If I had been St. Paul, I would have been talking about onions. Man, I hated onions as a kid. Onions were enough to make [...]

Spam, Spam, SPAM

Until I began posting on this website, I was unaware that spam mail has advanced to the stage of posting fake appreciative comments on your blog. The following is a typical example:

Greetings. Initial I want to say that I really like your web site, just identified it the past week but I’ve been reading it [...]

Pork Confit Part Deux: the Revenge

Dedicated fans may recall in October last year I attempted to start a batch of pork confit a la Paula Wolfert in my tiny studio kitchenette. For those too busy to click on the above link, I will re-quote Paula’s feelings on confit:

“Confit is one of those unique ingredients that permanently enlarge your awareness of [...]

Flourless, butterless, delicious

I’d never have believed it if I hadn’t tried them myself, but a cookie without butter? Sounds like a sin, like a “diet” cookie that couldn’t possibly satisfy, but after seeing the recipe on Heidi Swanson’s 101 Cookbooks, I had to give them a try, just because I love recipes with weird omissions. And [...]