Site Design Changes

Part of the planning for the launch of the new book, included updating the books page on this site but I've also taken the opportunity to make a few additional updates. I've deleted the landing page because well, it didn't really do anything and isn't...

Cleveland Book Signing Thurs 5/28

I've done almost no book signings for Ratio: The Simple Codes Behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking.  None, now that I think about it.  And yet it's had a more successful launch than any book I've ever written. It is a new world.  But I am...

Cookbooks That Teach

On Sunday I put a call out on Twitter for books that a 60-year-old guy could use to teach himself to cook and got scores of suggestions: Lots of Julia of course, but others that got three or more votes were Bittman's How to Cook Everything, Alice Waters' The...

WINCE! Ratio Errata

One of the reasons I was eager to keep an online journal (wish it weren't called a blog), was so that I might be able to answer critics who might take me to task on this or that issue.  But it also proves advantageous when I malign myself.  Which...