The Last Hurrah

Quick! While there is still time, fire up the grill and make the most of the season.


A Few of My Favorite Things

Shallots. Olives. Capers. Tomatoes. These are a few of my favorite things.


In Search of Birthdays Past

I begin with two apologies to Proust. First, I am sorry for corrupting your book title. Second, this isn’t about madeleines; it’s about cake.


Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head

Did you play with Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head when you were young?


The Good Humor Man

When I was a kid, growing up in a suburban Philadelphia neighborhood, the Good Humor Man was one of the highlights of summer.