Wintry House

A Cold Day’s Feast

Despite a bludgeoning blizzard that wreaked havoc on their CT house, David and The One still find nothing’s homier than cooking during white-out conditions.

Lampshade Lady

Hangover Cures from the World Over

Hangover cures are on everyone’s mind the day after celebrations, like New Year’s Eve. Discover hangover cures and myths from around the world.

Diamond Mixed Nuts

Emotional Baggage About a Bag of Holiday Nuts

Disturbing contact with holidays nuts in his youth caused David to be a bit militaristic when it comes to cooking with nuts. Once a nut…oh, you get the picture.

Chocolate

Hello, My Name is Karletta Moniz, and I’m a Chocoholic

Karletta Moniz, a chocolate expert and self-confessed chocoholic, discusses her descent into the dark, rich, unfathomably delicious world of 82% cacao sin.

iPad Lover

I Have Taken a Lover, the iPad

After taking the iPad for a spin in the kitchen testing recipes, David isn’t only smitten, but convinced the it could change cookbook publishing forever.

Goggles

Big Cooks Don’t Cry

Writer Fran Brennan, who has cried onion tears for years, found refuge and revenge in a pair of spiffy goggles given to her by a friend.

Dianne Jacob

Okay, It’s Not All About Me

After winning the IACP’s First Book/Julia Child Award for the New Portuguese Table, David has a moment of uncommon modesty and thoughtful reflection.

Matzo Meal

Matzo Meal and the Foundation of Ancient Egypt

Elissa Atlman finds brotherhood and understanding in, of all places, The Ten Commandments, while making matzo meal sponge cake for Passover.

Human Body

New Year’s Revolution

New Year’s resolutions. We start with good intentions to eat healthy, then by February it’s duck fat and lardons and kasha varnishes.

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Waiterly Conduct

Waiterly Conduct

Food writer and humorist Jess Thomson recounts her hilarious and daunting visit to the mecca of molecular gastronomy in the States: Grant Achatz’s Alinea.

One-Armed Mirepoix and Other Culinary Misadventures

One-Armed Mirepoix and Other Culinary Misadventures

Of all the bad things that could befall a baby, what happened to me was perhaps the best of the worst. I was born with only one arm. Well, sort of. Technically, I was born with radial aplasia, a condition that made my right arm about the size and shape of a plucked turkey wing. […]

Super Taster

Tales of a Supertaster

Being a supertaster ain’t all that it’s cracked up to be—especially if you still have to eat your broccoli. David explains and complains.

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