In Praise of Kosher Salt: Five Tips Guaranteed to Make you a Better Cook

Good cooking is actually lived in the small details, in the tiny things good cooks routinely do that make a difference in how the food comes out.  This week, I offer five of the most important things you can do to make things taste better.  Have a look—you’ll find that most are so simple, in not time you’ll be collecting accolades and kisses from your partner, your friends and even that  evil neighbor you’ve been…

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Losing My Religion: A Reformed Eater’s Guide to Healthy Eating

I can’t believe I am going to write this blog.  There is nothing sexy about healthy eating.  There’s nothing gourmet about it either. That’s what I thought. But now that I am a woman of a certain age and I’m starting to see how my body and digestion are changing, I’m thinking about diet a bit more.  While I think any eater’s manifesto should be to eat anything, to try everything, I once took this…

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Food Rituals: Part One

We all have them, whether they are buying a snickers bar at the grocery store with your last quarter or making the fratuda dusa (probably Piedmontese for frittata dolce or “fried sweet,” a kind of fried semolina) at Thanksgiving. My own food rituals include not only the enjoyment of seasonal food (first asparagus in spring! or making a meaty cacciatore over creamy polenta in winter), but food pairings and the incredible pleasure of building a…

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La Buona Forchetta

In June, I traveled to Italy for the first time and yes, there was The David with his fabulous butt in Firenze and The Pieta at the Vatican (which, for the record, did make me cry), but for me, the trip was all about the food. A friend calls himself “Un Buono Forchetta,” a good eater, one who has a good appetite and enjoys his food. Certainly I am that. I have friends who confess over spider rolls and agedashi…

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Food = Love

Isn’t it the truth? We eat because we want to feel love, give love, be loved.   We started this blog because we want to share our food love with others, and talk about some of the ways love and food mix for us.  We think these stories and recipes and adventures, while drawn from our lives, will touch on the enjoyment and love other people experience with food.   Let’s face it:  food is a primary relationship. Here’s a little…

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