Perfect Puffs

Recently, on a trip to Pasadena, I found a 1955 Peter Pauper Press book with the slightly-corny title, A Merrie Christmas Cook Book.


Learning to be Flexible in Palermo

Mark will tell you that, when shopping for the ingredients for a specific dish, I have been known to go into a tailspin if the exact ingredients aren’t available.


I Want Both!

According to Giselle Philippi, the chef at Le Sud en Haut in Marseille, people often have to make a choice. In most restaurants, they must choose between the Steak au Poivre, or the Steak aux Échalotes.


The Fishmonger

Too often, in our recent travels to Italy, we have done most of our food shopping in supermarket-style shops - most often, the COOP chain got our business, although in Sicily we used the Simply markets.


The Brown Issues

I know that I have ranted about cooking magazines before, but this rant is new and different.


Brown Rice vs. White Rice

The other day I watched a science-based YouTube video on the debate over brown and white rices. The host stated that “this will settle it once and for all.”


Spice is Nice

I love the flavors of Persian cuisine.