The Arrogance of Veganism

Nina Planck, author (her very good book, Real Food, is out next month in paperback) and former vegan, politely assails the practice of not eating animal products in "Death by Veganism." It’s from the NYTimes op-ed pages, so she’s appropriately...

Meg’s Mean

Great post over at megnut.  A mean chocolate chip cookie, a dozen recipes converted to common denominators and combined to create an actual mean.  She said the cookie was good, but what’s so great about this (and thanks for doing the work, megnut!) is how...

David Lebovitz’s Perfect Scoop

David Lebovitz’s blog is distinguished for the quality of the writing and the stories he tells (not to mention the romantic setting).  His book about ice creams and sorbets, The Perfect Scoop, is a straightforward cookbook, unadorned by story but with his...

Heidi Swanson’s New Book

Two bloggers I correspond with recently sent me their cookbooks, and while I have a stack of books sent by various publishers and three pressing projects on my desk, I have to mention them because I’m anti-cookbook.  There are too many of them.  They’re...

From the Week of 5/7

Keith’s LambI haven’t had better lamb than that grown by Keith Martin outside Pittsburgh, but until now the only place I could taste it was the French Laundry and Alinea, which would amount to a lot of dough if you just had a hankering for a good chop. ...