the view from dad's kitchen

Where do little shallots come from?

"Are those onions...or...shallots?" The 50-something grocery store clerk examined the small vegetable carefully. "Shallots," I said. "Same family as onions, they say." In fact, shallots are a type of onion, according to Wikipedia. This interchange in our local grocery made me think immediately of a story on NPR or the Food Channel some years ago… Continue reading Where do little shallots come from?

the view from dad's kitchen

Where Has All the Cooking Gone?

"...if it weren’t for the vibrant but dwindling community of bloggers, we’d hardly see actual cooking discussed at all." So says Mark Bittman in a recent column.  The transformation of FoodTV into yet another reality show-driven channel (where people pretend to be living for real) is a disappointment for sure. Seems like only yesterday that… Continue reading Where Has All the Cooking Gone?