Calendar Boy

He’s the Reason You’re Fat

Ever wonder why you can’t lose weight? It’s not for lack of resolve or willpower. It’s because some Roman king long ago decided to mess with the calendar.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. […]