Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fried Chicken for Memorial Day

As Scott posted back in January, Ideas in Food by Aki Kamozawa and Alex Talbot is a brilliant new food manual/cookbook that everyone should check out. What I love about their approach is that they do crazy, fancy, technical stuff … Continue reading

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On the end of “Good Eats”

There are many reasons why I love Alton Brown. I love the geeky humor, hand puppets, corny dialogue, anatomical charts, hardware reviews, molecular models, and at the heart of it all, the explanations on why things work the way that they … Continue reading

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Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

I have no roots in the South. I mean, Grandma and Grandpa lived in South (well, Virginia), but they weren’t from the South. They met in New York. And my sister lives in North Carolina now, but she’s a Northerner … Continue reading

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A Rookie Post on Ramps

Smoke, cure, pickle, forage? I’ve never been much of a forager. The one exception is from when I lived in California, up and out of the valley in the Sierra Nevadas, east of Chico. Before I started teaching I studied birds … Continue reading

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