Salt. Is It Good Or Bad?

The salt issue.  People keep bringing it up as though it’s news. A new report says reduce your salt by 1/2 teaspoon a day and you will be more healthy (as though that alone would do it). The fact is, we have struggled to make our food so inexpensive that we’ve...

Ixtapa Mexico: Travel Photography

Hola! Food bloggers camp rocked. The place, weather, food and free flowing booze was a spectacular break from frigid Cleveland, but it was the bloggers and their significant others that filled me with inspiration and warmth. Having been a photojournalist, it was also...

Food Blogger Camp

If you’d have told me four years ago that I’d be tweeting from a beach in Mexico, while at a blogger camp, discussing social media, SLRs and SEOs, twaudio and animoto, I’d have looked at you as if you were flapping your arms and hopping on one leg. I wouldn’t have...

In the Kitchen with Chef Pardus

I’m taking a break from the blog this week but my friend Michael Pardus, the chef I wrote about in The Making of a Chef, the guy who called me a wuss and set into motion what would become a dualcareer of cooking and writing (some people learn to cook out of...