From Scratch, the Podcast: Wood

From Scratch, the Podcast: Wood

Suzanne Cupps, on her last day as executive chef of Untitled, about to make her jerked carrots. (That’s me and my producer, Jonathan Dressler, hamming in the background.) Yesterday, the fourth episode of my podcast, “From Scratch with Michael Ruhlman,” went up....
Publication of From Scratch Today!

Publication of From Scratch Today!

The details are these: The new book looks at 10 staple meals—roast chicken, steak dinner, lasagna—and explores all the techniques and dishes you learn simply by knowing one of them. It includes 175 recipes, gorgeous photography by Quentin Bacon of food I made in my...
Is Red Meat Bad For You?

Is Red Meat Bad For You?

The chapter on Steak Frites and all you can learn from it, in my new book From Scratch. I didn’t know whether to be glad or frustrated by yesterday’s page one story on a new study that finds decades of nutritional advice and intuitive common sense to be...
Non-Wheat Breakfasts

Non-Wheat Breakfasts

Yogurt with Nuts and Cherries (or “Breakfast with Paul”) One splendid idea: whole fat Greek yogurt with toasted nuts and, for sweetness and additional acidity, sour cherries (we fell in love with these in Greece; happily, in Providence, where we reside...
Guacamole

Guacamole

I put a pic on instagram of guacamole two weeks ago and got enough fervent responses about cilantro and garlic salt, lack of chili to realize that people really care about their guacamole. As we here in America, we who make enough of this creamy delicacy to fill a...
Wherefore Thanksgiving?

Wherefore Thanksgiving?

If our most famous historical Republican’s claim that a nation divided against itself cannot stand, we should take heed of Thanksgiving more today than ever. Food brings us together, and hallelujah for it. Let us praise and honor the food that brings us together...