Happy April and/or welcome back to winter. Not too much news this week but it's all pretty interesting so get reading.Read More
I rolled up some porchetta for Easter, hope everyone had pleasant pork/lamb/whatever meals wherever you were.Read More
Used my birthday present last night, the grill pizza stone pictured. The bubbly cheese is an unaged pecorino that was amazing, melty sheep's milk cheese yay! Also if you're near NOVA check out Cheesetique which is where I got it. And now, LINKS!Read More
Wait, no, no pinching. Look- my noodles are totally wearing green today!!!Read More
I don't know if it's because I've been busy or this is just the way it goes sometimes, but most of the stories this week are short and sweet. Enjoy!Read More
It's MARCH. That means my birthday is near but more importantly that days that are mild and long enough for grilling are also near! Have some links and falafel while you wait:Read More
Well this has been a pretty weird week, weather wise. It was practically grilling weather and then two days of rain capped off with tornadoes. Hope everyone has been enjoying some nice homey food! I learned how to make tamales (much easier than I assumed).
On to the links:Read More
This weeks' links are doubly long to make up for being day late. Some good weekend reads in here.Read More
I'm beginning to really feel how long it has been since I've cooked anything (other than rosemary) out of the garden. The month or so before asparagus season is going to feel so long. Luckily there's always weird things going on in the news to detract from that:
- France has passed a food waste bill for stores banning them from discarding (or intentionally making inedible) unsold product. In England there is a similar bill getting a second reading in the House of Commons. I’m waiting DC…..
- And talking about waste….at least this obscene amount of money went to a charity of some kind. How much would you pay for a bottle of “secret sauce”?
- Do you want to live in New York City (well, okay, Staten Island)? Have you ever dreamed of having a job “in-residence”? Can you farm? If you answered yes to all three questions this is the job for you.
- Don’t expect lobster in your lobster dish at restaurants. Or at least not with an “unbeleiveably low” pricetag.
- PSSSST. There is an All-Star game for chefs!
- Something to bookmark if you plan to go out to Charlottesville anytime soon.
- Free snacks may be back, but airplane food is only good for those who can afford it.
- Mike Isabella is taking over at Tyson’s Corner. Watching the articles about this scroll by, I also learned that he blocks several of the food writers around DC.
- If you can create a free hour for yourself, here’s Anthony Bourdain interviewing Jacques Pepin on stage at the 92nd street Y last fall.
- I clicked on this because I thought it was the “containing cheese” connotation of cheesy as opposed to the silliness it actually is, but man will restaurants do weird things to get attention.
- Also some, I guess we’ll go with unique, chocolate options.
- A news briefing on grocery stores all over the world, including the fact that Publix is moving north into Virginia.
- This has been everywhere so I felt obligated to include it; I can’t imagine actually wanting to eat anything with artificial colors like that. But funfetti is pretty popular so I guess there's a market.
A really good list of links this week. Everyone (or the subset of everyone that is food reporters) was apparently on their a-game for those of us waiting for snow plows this week.Read More
My favorite way to humidify the house is making stock. Pictured is a beef stock made with lots of toasted garlic a la Bon Appetit.
But judging by the full parking lot at Wegmans yesterday and the numerous pictures of empty shelves at stores that are floating around social media, if you live in the Fredericksburg area you are currently barricaded onto your bed or couch by bottled water, bread and paper products. You would have to do some maneuvering to get to the stove, so maybe you should just read these food stories instead.Read More
It's citrus season; you deserve some key lime pie!
A short list this week. But there are some really great reads in there.
Antibiotics in farming and bottled water make the Guardian’s list of “five ethical stories that will define the next decade”
Eating insects may not be in the list above, but here’s a great Q&A with someone who’s putting crickets in bitters. These guys prove that design is absolutely essential to sustainability. It’s like a protein shake, but with a cocktail shaker instead of a blender!!! Disclaimer, I actually have no idea how much protein would remain after tincturing.
The Science of Herbs with the food science master himself; McGee FTW every time.
An overview of the most hipster food scandal ever (or so far, I guess, depending on your perspective).
This is (probably) the last time I will point out how “detoxing” and “fasting” are dumb new year's resolutions.
A new fast casual restaurant in DC is making lunch bowls focused on hummus.
Fredericksburg gets one step closer to a second craft brewery downtown with this public hearing.
Some genius subs for fresh tomatoes in wintertime. Cucumber salad with asian pear or mango, sign me up!