4.19.2014

Rude Barb

No, I am not dissing my good friend Barbara!

4.12.2014

Border Crossings

By now, you all know that I enjoy myriad international cuisines.

4.05.2014

A Class Act

Meet Jason and Ashley Bartner! They run La Tavola Marche cooking school, near Urbania in Le Marche, Italy.

3.29.2014

¡Tapas!

Each month, Mark and I write a recipe newsletter which I named recip(e)rocity.

3.22.2014

Confessions of a Salt Addict

I used to hate salt. My poor mother was never allowed to salt anything if she expected me to eat it.

3.15.2014

The Case of the Disappearing Desserts

No, this isn't a Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew mystery. But, along with the mysterious disappearance of Steak Diane last week, I noticed quite a few things that have disappeared from restaurant menus, and I wanted to find them.

3.08.2014

Fashionable Food

Recently, I made Steak Diane. I haven't had it since 1978; I remember the evening well. It was Parents' Weekend of my junior year in college and, as a treat, my folks took me out to a fancy restaurant. It was the first time I ever had Steak Diane, or anything prepared and flambéed table-side. For a young college kid, it seemed really sophisticated and elegant. I haven't seen it on a menu since.