Friday Cocktail Hour: The Rusty Nail

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Rusty Nail

This past Sunday I was thinking about my dad, Rip, who died in 2008 and whom I miss every day. Yes, every single day. I was seven or eight when, one Christmas after dinner, I asked to taste what was in that teensy wine glass he was drinking from. He said...
Homemade Bagels Are Easy

Homemade Bagels Are Easy

You’d think bagels would be difficult, highly specialized. But in fact they’re no more difficult to make than Dutch oven bread. Maybe easier. The dough, this one at least from North Carolina baker Bruce Ezzell (which I posted about years ago but wanted to...
New From Scratch Podcast

New From Scratch Podcast

A new podcast is up, with chef Dan Barber of Blue Hill at Stone Barns and Nick Kokonas of Alinea in the last of our restaurants during quarantine. Listen here or wherever you find your favorite shows.
Happy Father’s Day 2020

Happy Father’s Day 2020

Me and my dad, circa 1968 Wishing happy Father’s Day to all fathers, especially those many fathers without fathers. My extraordinary dad died twelve years ago and I miss him as much now as I did then, if not more. The pain of the loss is gone but the lasting...