Photographer Carl Kleiner’s clever photographs depicting ingredients in Ikea’s new cookbook are very, very, very cool. To check them out:
Freshly steamed Dungeness crab tastes like the early-morning air smells at low tide, succulent and moist and just fantastic. Let go of the fear and mystery involved in getting a big live pinching creature from the ocean to your plate and learn to duplicate this taste. All you need is bucket full of live crabs, a meat cleaver, and a bamboo steamer – this will tell you how.
Cold days, hot steak, or, traveling with meat. Talavera tiles and tiny bistro chairs sporting the face of the widow Cliquot: Carlsbad’s La Costa Resort and Spa is the scene of a culinary crime during a midweek getaway.
Another happy food face.
My new motto: eat bravely. Channeling Anthony Bourdain results in an impulse purchase of parking lot tamales.
An improvised recipe for pulled pork, and how cooking rescued a frustrating day.
Learning what to do – and what not to do – with a butternut squash.
Too lazy to go to the grocery and get a box of frozen soft pretzels, we spent an afternoon experimenting with making them from scratch. It turns out homemade soft pretzels are not at all difficult and totally delicious – epecially when you spend the afternoon making them with your son. Come take a peek at our day and get the recipe to try yourself.
I called my Dad (a.k.a. Downtown Tom) the other morning but he couldn’t talk – he was busy making bagels. Here is his story . . .
The Kids talk cheese and pseudonyms.
2010’s dark Super Bowl commercials and home-made guacamole
The best thing I ever ate in 1991 was the Caesar salad from Rojo’s. There is, of course, a story about it. . .
Kid Two has formally requested I share my recipe for Texas Toast with you, which makes me realize that the process of preparing a simple breakfast isn’t so simple after all – it’s also part of the process of creating his childhood food memories. Here it is.
Mark Bittman’s brown bag popcorn recipe. Make this all the time! You’ll save money, and it’s healthier and better for the environment than the pre-packaged kind.