"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?
Recommended by Alice Waters, this video and the people behind it are just a great encouragement that the revolution in how we think about our food and about cooking is happening and well worth our attention. Enjoy! Cook the Farm from Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School on Vimeo.
Hats off to Jamie Oliver for caring about kids health and better eating.
"...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?
Dad's Recipe Box features heirloom recipes. One of our beginning ideas was to gather and publish family favorite dishes so the kids would have them written down if they wanted them. I debated whether to call these "heirloom" or "heritage" recipes, and I suppose either will do. But Merriam-Webster helped me decide. Here's their definition:… Continue reading Heirloom Recipes
Ok, it's time to get serious. Many of us eat too much while other people are starving. This can't be right. Nobody deserves to starve in the presence of such abundance. Dad supports the work of Feeding America in raising awareness and getting people involved in helping those who aren't getting enough food. Check out this… Continue reading Hunger in America?
The Queen and I are really just bit players in the burgeoning network of foodies and friends of eating. But we're sincere! As we go deeper into sources and tools and thinking about the world's food system, we take baby steps toward a greater appreciation of the people, companies and organizations that help us eat… Continue reading Bought in or Sold out?
I don't usually shop at Wal-Mart on principle....As I was leaving, I thought, "All the food that it took to make all these people overweight would feed the people of Darfur for many years."
Aye, there's the rub! For anyone with Dad's metabolism and penchant for rest rather than running, weight gain is an occupational hazard when it comes to cooking. So, after years of trying this and that diet and program, Mom and I are embarking on a 6-week team sport to see if we can lose some… Continue reading To Cook! Perchance to Lean…
We hear all the time about how much of the food we eat is bad for us...but the food that's recommended instead is boring or bland! Well, the heck with that. Let's enjoy getting healthy!