Perfect Pig

Peter Kaminsky was kind enough to comment on some pig issues in a post below and I’ll post his comment here because they address meaningful issues; it also gives me a chance to offer a couple pix and mention his delightful book, Perfect Pig: Encounters with...

More Big Pig in Cleveburg

Two years ago Cleveland’s IX center hosted a huge food show which featured a book-signing line about a zillion miles long and representing 17 states for Rachael Ray.  Ray reportedly signed books, napkins, t-shirts and boxer shorts for 96 hours straight...

For Pig Lovers in Cleveland

A quick announcement to folks in the Heartland.  I’m part of an all-pig dinner at a wonderful restaurant, Battuto, in Cleveland’s Little Italy next Wednesday. About two hours south of the city, an Amish farmer named Daniel Stutzman has been raising amazing hogs,...

The Essence of Dirt

I have a lot of contradictory thoughts on Spain and the World Table conference that ended Saturday night with a rousing performance by Ferran Adria, who demonstrated a few of the core techniques he’s developed and discussed the importance of cataloguing the...

Thank you, Typepad!

This is new and strange terrain, so I’m really honored Typepad featured this blog. I don’t know where this blogging will take me writing-thinking-ranting wise, but the actual technical part of it has been astonishingly simple BECAUSE of Typepad, so...