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Critiquing the Foodie

In our era of Whole Foods, slow foods and meal worship, many Americans have become fixated on both the pleasures and ethics of eating. As chefs became celebrities and food writing earned its own anthology series, simple eaters transformed into locavores who write Yelp reviews and buy into the marketing idea that we can somehow eat with abandon and sustainably. 324 more words


Snapshot: Alice Signed My Cookbooks, 33 Years Apart

I bought a cookbook last month for the author’s signature inside.  My Pantry, by Alice Waters, arrived yesterday in a box on my doorstep. Food52.com offered the signed copies through their online shop, so there were several degrees of separation between me and Alice in this transaction. 340 more words


How to feel rich for a quid: make bread #2

My last post about bread was for those who love sourdough, but don’t have the time or space to look after a starter. But that recipe requires patience; this is for those who have none, or rather who have very little. 722 more words

Bread Recipes

Adventures in Apple Tarts and the Art of Simple Food

Last night I set to work on poaching a quince, peeling and slicing eight Granny Smith apples, delicately rolling out pastry dough, and reducing quince poaching liquid to a stickily delicious glaze for an apple tart.   702 more words

A Genius take on ratatouille

Remember ratatouille? No, not the movie starring the mouse, but the classic late-season dish from the south of France.

Ratatouille seems to have slipped from the fashionable food radar, but this heady version will convince you that it’s the perfect dish to make right now. 495 more words


Our trip to Anna Maria Island, and an Onion Tart.

Two days after a rejuvenating trip to Anna Maria Island, I’m sitting at my little writing desk listening to She & Him on the record player feeling blissful with a bit of sea salt at home in my hair.   649 more words