Pictures or it didn’t happen?

Last night, I did an amazing dinner (if I do say so myself), but completely forgot to take a picture of the food. I was too engaged with the people at our table to think about reaching for a camera to capture the pile of fresh-off-the-grill skewers. Now more than ever, our lives are lived…

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The countdown begins…

The kitchen is cleaned and ready. Tomorrow it all begins… the prep for Thanksgiving Dinner… for 25 to 30 (we’ve got 26 RSVPs, 5 still outstanding and the inevitable one or two add ons and one or two drop outs.) Tuesday is final shopping, organization and pie crusts. Wednesday is pies and breads. And then…

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Don’t fuck with my food, dammit!

Cluttered about a particular section of my brain are a bunch of ideas that are, well… good ideas, but half-baked as it were. They’re the outlines of a terrific cookbook, the first chapters and story idea for a really good novel, or, as in this case, they’re the rough concept of a good restaurant –…

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Making your own meals is a challenge… really?

I started reading the Good website because someone at work suggested it… and I’ll admit, there is some great stuff that’s relevant to what I do… And then there is stuff like the June Make Your Own Meals Challenge. What. The. Fuck. ?!?! So… seriously, I am baffled. Really? There are people who need to…

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A reflection on Mother’s Day

I’m usually one of those cook types who turns out a really good, really nice looking meal, and then remembers the camera after everyone has eaten. Or I’m one of those photographers who takes pictures of the early process, but gets so caught up in the cooking (and socializing with friends) that I never get…

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