comments policy

Elise Bauer wrote a thoughtful guest post on problogger yesterday (and cited a recent comment of mine) arguing that bloggers should be more restrictive of ugly or abusive comments.  I’ve resisted deleting obnoxious or cowardly comments for the most part but...

Happy Thanksgiving 2007

"That’s what culinary tradition is – making the harvest season last all year long," Judy Rodgers, chef of San Francisco’s Zuni Cafe, said about the practice of preserving food. "My God, the most unique holiday we have is Thanksgiving....

Thanksgiving: THE best time to make stock

I’ve gotten this question a lot recently.  What are the three things or techniques that separate the professional cook’s food from the home cook’s food? I want to talk about Number 2: the second most important difference is the fact that professional kitchens...

What do goetta and Ming Tsai have in common?

I’m off to the nether reaches of Ohio today, Dayton tonight, Cincy tomorrow, and there are native culinary issues to mention. Say what you will about Cincinnati’s conservative nature or its dubious chili franchise, from a culinary standpoint, I’m glad Cincinnati gives...