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Linquine alla Puttanesca

Linguine of the whore! Desirable, naughty and easy (like a whore should be), this dish is worth your fall from grace. There are conflicting stories about the origins of the dish, all of which suggest no connections to prostitutes. 187 more words

Braised Leek with Chickpeas, Saffron and Marjoram

Today’s recipe is brought to you by this lonely leftover leek.

This leek has a story, as many of my leftovers do. It traveled back from Central New York, where Matt and I spent the Presidents’ Day holiday weekend. 612 more words


Old Bread + Trash Soup = Onion Panade

Onion Panade gets the Pampered Pauper seal of approval. It tastes AMAZING, can be made from scraps, and tastes AMAZING. If you don’t already know, it is French onion soup in casserole form. 558 more words

An Aspergian Warrior Faces GI Woe

Jim’s 25th birthday–a quarter of a century: a very big occasion!–falls on Ash Wednesday, normally for us a meatless day. Coincidentally, it’s the coldest day of the year to date. 1,721 more words


Austin Middle School: Green House Restoration!

Courtney’s middle school in Amarillo is rehabilitating their green house to start using it for education and for the food bank. Right now they are looking for funds to help them acquire or build a storage shed so please check out this… 311 more words


#FoodTruth Heroes

Amid the bleak state of our nation’s health and food system, there is now a glimmer of hope. Three world-renowned chefs have teamed up to create the Food Truth Coalition. 474 more words

Polpo Fiction

Dearest Melissa,

Of course I know that you love cookbooks. One of my fondest memories of your old Barcelona apartment (before we became true neighbors) is a September evening in 2013 when you made me a post-birthday meal while I looked at your new-ish copy of… 698 more words