In addition to grilling asparagus this holiday weekend, and watching Joe Biden deliver some of the most honest, admirable Memorial Day remarks of which I am aware (more on this later — maybe), I had the opportunity to get out of the house and peep about Philadelphia’s Eastern State Penitentiary. For those who don’t know, […]
I can imagine you all in my mind’s eye — right now, as I write — tapping your collective foot and looking at your collective timepiece, sighing a collective sigh, and proclaiming in a huff: he’s late!. I can also imagine that you haven’t noticed. Not. At. All. Either way, it’s true. I am late […]
It looks, thanks to intrepid friend-of-the-blog Beth, like our own dear Twice Cooked has received a last-minute nomination for a 2012 Homie award in the category of “Best Food Photography on a Blog.” I could hardly begrudge you for not wanting to go out of your way to make a whole new account on a […]
So … a non-food-related aside: Mike Johnston of The Online Photographer made this post a few days ago about the March / April cover of Intelligent Life, a European satellite magazine of The Economist, which features an image of Cate Blanchett, untouched by the Photoshop brush. Very daring, he calls it. And then he writes: […]
Food blogging will recommence shortly, with a new guest post, and with some extensive musings from me about the legs of pigs. But for now, you may consider this my Christmas card to all of you. These images are from the interior of the Antoni Gaudí designed Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família, […]
A full post, including a recipe for Christmas cookies that are not these, will be forthcoming in the next couple of days. For now, you’ll have to content yourself with this teaser: Enjoy!
I have been absent. But I have not exactly been remiss. Real life — academic obligations, travel to parts Midwestern, the lack of a working kitchen — has kept me from posting here for the past two weeks. But this blog, and you, dear readers, have never been far from my thoughts. Regular posting will […]
Sometimes we cook. And sometimes the world impinges. Hurricane Irene came through Saturday night, bringing with it wind and rain, and knocking out power on half our block. The neighbors, like Sarah and I, came outside onto their porch to watch the spectacle. They told us that the people on the news were calling it […]