Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 12:01 am

Bone broth for what ails you

All my life I’ve struggled with bouts of insomnia. When I was in college I had a Social Psychology lecture right after lunch. I remember very little about the content of the course, but I do remembe...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:01 am
 They say that when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. Likewise, when invasive fish take over the waterways in more than half of U.S. states, threatening the native ecologies and vi...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:01 am

Pot-au-feu will get you through

I love cooking outdoors, even in winter. The aromas of roasting meat and wood smoke intermingling in the crisp, cold air call out to me and awaken my appetite.  Recently, however, the prolonged c...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:01 am
 I’m not one for single-use kitchen appliances or gadgets. Bread makers take up too much space, and generally I’m not a fan of slow cookers. They’re fine for making broth or reheating soup,...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:01 am

Don’t ask Dr. Kellogg

 Fifteen years ago, when my wife began thinking about teaching cooking classes, she asked me to help her come up with a name for her new cooking school. I asked her what she wanted to accomplish....
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:01 am
 Growing up, I had a wealthy, eccentric great- aunt whom I’d never met. She was a widow who lived with her eight Yorkshire Terriers in a pink mansion on the beach in Malibu. According to my gra...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:01 am
Every morning as the clock approaches 7 a.m. the folks in my CrossFit gym cluster in little groups to socialize for a few minutes before the workout begins. I hang out with the Fasters. We are the one...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:01 am
 Looking for fresh, seasonal flavors that will add some variety to this year’s holiday soirée? These are a few of my favorite party recipes that are either very quick to prepare or can be made...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:01 am

How Scotch eggs rescued me from a fight

 Most of the foods that show up every year on my family’s holiday table have origins in the culinary practices of our past generations. Our holiday table has never been a forum for innovation;...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:01 am
 The news last week of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle was a welcome break in a typically tenuous news cycle. During the interview in which they officially announced their engagement...

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