March 28, 2008
I'm in Mexico on vacation and have been reflecting on that fact that I've spent of about 2 years of...
March 26, 2008
Phew, this vacationing business is hard work! Deciding between the pool and the beach is just a bit...
March 25, 2008
Oh how I adore a good green peppercorn sauce. Over a juicy steak, on top of a fillet of fish, oh...
March 24, 2008
easter bread
It’s Easter Sunday, and as I write this I sit aboard my dad’s 1958 Beechcraft Bonanza...
March 22, 2008
I love discovering new foods at farmer's markets. Last weekend we discovered purple asparagus. I...
March 21, 2008
"Pssst! Hey, man, you got any of the good stuff? I ask sotto voce. No, I am not looking to buy...
March 20, 2008
When I was a child we'd often visit my maternal grandparents in Sonoma, California. One of my...
March 19, 2008
It really disturbs me that I can enjoy dough deep fried in oil to such a great extent. The concept...
March 18, 2008
When cooking a meal one always uses some sort of seasoning. A special spice, a dash of a secret...
March 17, 2008
You know you have a good book in your hand when time simply evaporates - poof! two hours gone just...
March 16, 2008
On the eve of Saint Patrick's Day, in order to miss the crazy crowds drunk on green beer (are we...
March 15, 2008
I just got back from South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. If you aren't familiar with SXSW,...
March 12, 2008
Dukkah, or duqqa, (DOO-ka) is an Egyptian mixture of toasted and ground nuts, seeds and spices...
March 11, 2008
I recently had the opportunity to interview Craig Boreth, author of The Hemingway Cookbook. Here's...
March 10, 2008
While salivating over the latest issue of Saveur (March 2008) I found a recipe for infused rum. In...
March 9, 2008
The other night, on our way to dinner in the Sunset District of San Francisco, we stumbled upon a...
March 8, 2008
The other day I wrote about Zuppa di Vongole and have since been asked how to get clams sand-free....
March 7, 2008
The other day Barnaby and I decided to check out the new Persian restaurant down the road....
March 6, 2008
Mmm...clams. Clam chowder, clambakes, marinated, fried, steamed, stuffed, oh my! However you like...
March 5, 2008
In 1973, at the age of 5, my family moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Sunriver, a little...

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