Happy post-Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday, feasted like a king (or queen) and spent time with loved ones (or your sworn enemy … doesn’t matter ...
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People eat for a myriad of reasons. In times of celebration, to satiate the pangs of hunger, to sooth an anxious spirit, for the pure enjoyment of it—the reasons are too numerous to catalog. Mixed in with all of the other reasons is this: some people eat to ease feelings of sadness. While this is […]
A wonderful thought, this notion of improvisational cooking. However, while chefs can engage in this magnificent art of culinary adlibbing, so too can the everyday cook. Have no fear of the ingredients with which you work. When your palate has a perception of what works, allow that to be your intrepid guide on your culinary […]
A wonderful meal brings with it a touch of festiveness in the air. It is infused with a magical quality that seemingly alters the space around you, bends the light in your favor and illuminates the table like a stage. Of course, the star of the show—front and center—is the food, but lively conversation can […]
Kiss but don’t squeeze—my name isn’t Charmin, and I’ve never tried apple pie with cheese. As much as I adore cheese, this sounds bloody awful. A la Mode, I can do. A la fromage? Uh, no thank you. What about you – is this combination in your dessert repertoire?
For 25 years of my adult life, beef was my culinary nemesis. I avoided it like an ill-fitting pair of shoes. And then, in early 2012 beef slowly wore me down, won me over and lured me back over to the dark side. Five hour braised beef, beef stroganoff, hamburgers—yes, I’ve cooked that and more. […]
There was a time in my life when I ate as if the act of eating were a competitive sport and my goal was to come out on top a winner. There was a maddening driving force compelling me to shovel food in my pie hole like the President of the United States was about […]
Of the five senses, that of smell is the one which triggers memories the most. Close your eyes and allow the smell of baking bread to lead you back to a time of comfort, a time of stillness, a time of pleasure. Perhaps you invite a pat of rich, creamy butter along for the ride, […]
The aroma lures you, beckons you, hypnotizes you. Resistance is futile. You are overcome and give in to the lure of the seduction. Temptation won out, but that’s okay; we all fall victim to its less-than-subtle charms. That hot, bubbling, comforting pot of chili is calling your name. Hurry . . . you’d better answer […]
Thick, creamy and hearty. Chowder is a bowlful of comfort. This meal in a bowl warms our insides and fills our bellies with goodness. It’s time for chowder . . . what’s your pleasure?
Granted, you’re pushing the boundaries of good behavior if you’re hell-bent on consuming wine with breakfast, but when lunchtime rolls around, a glass of red or white washes down that pasta dish or bacon cheeseburger in style. When it’s time to ring the dinner bell, all bets are off. Put a little oomph in your […]