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…onion rings…

It’s not just onion rings, of course – they’re a diversion for me – as is much of what I do in the kitchen. Maybe it’s what I love most about being in there, burying myself in prep or a task that takes care of itself and does better the more I leave it alone. … Continue reading

…biscuits…

/ There are few things that are more fun than having someone throw out an idea about making something, only to realize you’ve no real experience with it. In this case it was something as ‘simple’ as biscuits. There’s a plethora of recipes floating around out there. It’s easy enough to just find one and … Continue reading

…fowl bondage…

There’s something that fascinates me about the proportions and shape of a chicken. I’m not sure if it’s the huge, exaggerated breast, contrasted with tiny and underdeveloped upper limbs. Maybe it’s the voluptuous stubby thighs and shins all coupled to such a narrow pelvis and minuscule ass end. They both perplex and amaze me every … Continue reading

…potatoes and chocolate mousse…

Perusing the farmers market a few weeks ago, I was astonished and delighted at the variety of heirloom potatoes at one particular stand. I have little knowledge of all the specific varieties out there, but I do know that there’s a simple way of classifying them; waxy and starchy. In essence, there are really only … Continue reading

…stock…

It is, likely, evident that I’m not a complete purist when it comes to cooking. I’m fascinated with some aspects – simple ideas in some areas and deep science in others – which I twist and bend to my whim, imagination or circumstance. I think everyone should venture in this direction someday, somehow – it’s … Continue reading