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A Memorial Day Quiche Even Dad Would Have Liked

My father served as a medic in the Army in World War II. He never talked about it until he was in his 90s, except to let us know that war is hell and he was not a fan of anything in France, especially the French. 1,073 more words

Stuff You Should Taste

Gates of Heaven, 1978, Errol Morris

Early on in Gates of Heaven, one of the interview subjects gives a quote that summarizes much of the film: “The love that people have for their pets is tremendous, something that is very, very difficult to explain.” As a pet owner for most of my life, I identify with this statement. 1,496 more words


Upside-down Plum Cake

I haven’t blogged in over a year. Time really has flown by. Also, I should probably mention that I have been busy moving countries! This time last year I was sitting in my small but quaint London flat dreaming about being back home in New Zealand. 608 more words


Happy Tasty Weekend Link Roundup: How are you gearing up for summer?

Happy Friday! With each spring weekend, I get more and more excited for summer. I grew up coming to the Pacific Northwest during the hotter months of the year and I’m completely stoked for lounging around on river rocks and (hopefully!) fly fishing. 192 more words


Alice Waters, The Quiet Revolutionary

Time magazine named Alice Waters as one of the 100 Most Influential People of 2014, and with 14 books and a slew of awards and honours, the 71 year old is probably the most celebrated food personality in the US. 1,990 more words

Chef Interview

May 6, 2015 Jiu

When I was introduced to orange wine I was drawn to its unusual gold color and out-on-the-farm nose. Earthiness describes my first taste. A lingering complex finish left an impression of a drink that had come from antiquity. 1,212 more words

Alice Waters’ Blueberry and Poppyseed Butter Cake!

A favourite cake of my father’s is a poppyseed angel food cake, and when I was growing up, my mother would bake one annually for his birthday. 583 more words