Strongly Recommend: Food, Inc.

I wasn't intending to post on this.  Robert Kenner's documentary Food Inc. has been widely and well reviewed (NYTimes review here).  And frankly, there's almost nothing in this movie that I, like most people who follow these issues, haven't...

The Best Quiche

Photos by donnaOn Wednesday I flew to Washington to make a quiche at the restaurant Proof for a segment on "All Things Considered" with one of the show's new hosts, Guy Raz.  Guy said he read the Slate review of the book, which called my book...

Playing with Food: Eggs in Brine

I'm fascinated by old cookbooks that describe cooking techniques before food processing took over, which began to happen in the 1920s and then exploded after World War II.  I've mentioned my favorite, Miss E. Neil's cookbook, in this post on...

Simple Sourdough Starter

Photo by DonnaFor those who want to capture and grow your own yeast to make bread for the BLT From Scratch Challenge, or for anyone who simply wants to make delicious bread at home (bread far more flavorful than that made from commercial yeast), here's how...

Veggie U Benefit, Milan, OH

Great event Saturday out at Chef's Garden/Culinary Vegetable Institute to raise money for the Jones family's initiative to help educate kids about food, called Veggie U.  It aims to reach 4th graders nationwide with a curriculum teaching how to make...