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…signs of intelligent life…

I sometimes wonder if comparing life in general to things around the kitchen and cooking doesn’t limit me in some way for seeing things as they actually are, but I really don’t think so. At least not yet… At worst, maybe it just makes me boring or hard to listen to for some who only … Continue reading

…the joy of being an incurable goofball…

…the way I cook…

The entire term of cooking is such a misnomer for me – it’s always felt so narrow and ill conceived to describe the process of turning ingredients into food. Especially lately as I’ve been pondering and considering all the different techniques of cooking I regularly use, their strengths and weaknesses, for my cookbook. I’m thinking … Continue reading

…finding life…

Sometimes things just hit me and I think they’re really profound. I don’t know that this is really profound, but it’s intriguing enough to me to think about it for the better part of a day and half. It seems like it’s all too easy to spend ones life running away from the grim reaper. … Continue reading

…a two note chord…

I have no idea why all of the musical analogies lately. Maybe it’s something subconscious, but here it comes again… Something has even gotten me picking up the dusty Stratocaster knock-off that’s sat in the corner of my studio for years, neglected. It’s tuned now, to an open ‘G’, I have a slide I like, … Continue reading

…vinegar…

Whether or not I actually ever finish working on my cookbook remains to be seen. It’s become a bit like curing a prosciutto style ham; they take years, and the longer they sit and hang, the better they become. There are many aspects of it that make me happy I’ve been trying, at any rate. … Continue reading

…the syncopated life…

For some reason or another I found myself trying to recall the lyrics from a Doors song, Texas Radio and the Big Beat… Of course, the magic of the information age is endless diversions and detours via search engines, videos, and wikipedia, where one can immediately find the ins and outs of anyone, their life, … Continue reading

…mayonnaise, ethics, and religion…

I make mayonnaise this way – it’s helpful, for some odd reason – to do things exactly in this manner – not just from scratch, but as unaided as possible…  It’s a mother sauce – one of the basics of all of cooking; a foundation of many other things.  Add in a pinch of saffron, … Continue reading