In my little suburban, growing-up neighborhood in the 1950s, there was a food fad called "crumbleburgers" that was a favorite sandwich (besides PB&J) during my Boy Scout and "church kid" years. All the moms made them—my mom's version was really great. I don't know if crumbleburgers are exactly the same thing as "sloppy joes" or… Continue reading Crumbleburgers
I've written a lot about and made a lot of chili. I never make it the same way twice, usually because some ingredient or other is not in the pantry this time. Chili is anytime, any season food. It can be made in an hour or a day. Eaten fresh or frozen/thawed, in a coffee… Continue reading Chili as you like it
On July 7, 1928, the first loaf of sliced bread was sold in a grocery store in Ohio. The sale and the event were the result of the invention of the bread slicing machine. At the time, it was hailed as the greatest thing since packaged bread. This just reminds us that our food lives,… Continue reading Sliced bread
Chicago's The Talking Farm is a nonprofit educational venture that teaches and provides experiences in farming for local kids, interns, and us general public types. We attended a TF "Farm Dinner" last evening to check them out and get educated. We came away impressed, edified, and with a new idea about how to help out… Continue reading Farms don’t talk, do they?
"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?
Source: Travelin’ Man About to become one of my favorite foodies, Michael Ruhlman has it all: perspective, perspicacity, and panache. Thanks to friend and foodie Adrian Vigliano for the referral. Enjoy.
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.
We're serious about finding the best chocolate chip cookie recipe, so of course we had to do some basic research. Here's a classic with a video to let you in on the key secrets of getting these favorites just right in YOUR kitchen. Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and video | POPSUGAR Food
The Best Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies. Offered by PBS.org. We'll just have to see how they stack up and report back later! Dad
The Queen gave me a great cookbook for Christmas some years ago that was full of the "Best Recipes of 1999," according to someone. About the only thing I've made more than once is a chili recipe, although I've played with it to the point where it's now a classic item in Dad's Recipe Box. You,… Continue reading Dad’s Classic Cook-off Chili!