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New year’s resolutions for 107 Cookbooks

Happy new year! We rang in 2012 with sparkling wine (cremant de Loire, to be precise, very nice) and Chinese food delivered to our door by a cheerful young woman who I hope was raking in good tips for the evening.
I know it sounds odd to talk about delivery on a cookbooks blog, which is [...]

Big batch cooking: food for the freezer

penne and cheese; chicken green curry

One of the difficulties with being a home cook is that it takes time, and on weeknights especially, time is at a premium. I often don’t get home until 7:30 or later; some nights the prospect of then chopping food, cooking and dishing up can be daunting enough to make [...]

Christmas dinner: chicken, candles and company

roast chicken with herb butter

For Christmas we had a friend come over, and I wanted to make a meal that would be nice but not overly demanding. I settled on roast chicken, along with roasted potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts (our friend brought some cold appetizers plus truffles for dessert and some vodka), and leafed [...]

Stephen Colbert Americone Dream Cake

melted ice cream cake from The Cake Mix Doctor

This post will just make it look like all I do is bake sweets, which isn’t true. I sometimes cook them on the stovetop, like peanut brittle. More seriously, I have been cooking some savory food, but it’s the holiday season and that means parties and festivity, [...]

Chickpeas and Cheap Cookery

golden “chicken” patties

My plan is to set up a twice-a-week blogging schedule: A post early in the week about something I cook over the weekend, and a post later in the week about either a cooking experience or a food-related subject, such as things in the news or weird products I come across. (Rejoice: There [...]

Thanksgiving, Tradition, and Inertia

Thanksgiving must be the most tradition-bound American holiday. The focus of the celebration is narrow: a harvest feast, and usually a very circumscribed menu. The template is rigid: gather with your family, cook a turkey and some starchy sides, and watch some football before the Christmas season drops upon us like an anvil in a [...]

Thanksgiving is just around the corner

It would be tedious to apologize for long silences, but I will anyway: I’m sorry to have neglected the blog so long. Things have been…busy, though in a good way, and I look forward to elaborating on some of that over the coming weeks.
But for now I’m off to another task. As I’m sure many [...]

Veganomicon and the Web: Vegan Supper

kale chips, mujadarah
We’re thinking of going vegan, or at the very least becoming more serious about doing the “vegan before 6″ plan that Mark Bittman describes in Food Matters. But I don’t want us to be lazy about it — what the Vegan Freak Radio folks rightly deride as “potato chip vegans.” A big part [...]

First taste of the pickles

I came back to the office on Tuesday; I’d worked from home Monday because my subway line was still on limited service Monday morning, as the MTA cleaned up after the hurricane, and I opted not to fight the crowds. I thought I’d mark the occasion by bringing in most of the cookies I’d made [...]

Hurricanes and cookies

chocolate chip cookies
I live in New York. If you’ve been following the news you know that Hurricane Irene passed through here in the early hours of this morning. More accurately, it was Tropical Storm Irene by the time it reached us, and not as big and awful as it might have been. It was still [...]