Poolish

Good fresh bread is widely available and doesn’t cost that much. So, why take the time to make it yourself? I don’t really know, except that it feels like the right thing to do. But, don’t think it’s easy. Or, fast for that matter. Good bread takes time to develop. The best manual I have […]

Game Day

What can you say. This American gem is consumed by the ton by football fans throughout our country. Beans + sour cream + guacamole + cheese + green onions + hot sauce + ground meat (optional) = Seven Layer Dip.

Global Trade

Local is great, but sometimes going beyond Main St. gets you something special, like Irish Dubliner Cheddar cheese. Much more flavorful than your run-of-the-mill cheddar. I made some grilled sandwiches spiked with soffritto.

Dust Them Off

Time to get out those heavy fall recipes. Braises, stews and rattans. I can almost smell the bolognese lasagna from here. Here we have a long time favorite, chicken parm. I actually like to double-down on the cheese and do a chicken parmesan/mozzarella. Good eating.