Lately, I’ve been doing recipe reviews to expand my own culinary skills and to share my mistakes with others, thus hopefully preventing them from repeating my errors. It’s almost a public service! I mean, not really, but I am feeling a little self-aggrandizing. This week, I do not have any recipe review, though, because I […]
One of my favourite things about older cookbooks (besides the bizarre recipes) is the artwork. And by “one of my favourite things,” I mean “one of my favourite things to make fun of.” Same difference. And what better target for this week’s good-natured mockery and speculation than my very first cookbook?
Confession time: I am a lazy baker. I hate baking from scratch, because there’s usually a billion ingredients and my shit turns out horribly and I just hate it. I hate being bad at something and I’m a mediocre baker. Or… I was. Until I met this book, Ratio, by Michael Ruhlman.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m trying to get my recipe collection under control. Part of that was getting myself organized, but I also decided that in the process I wanted to try some new recipes instead of making the same five things over and over. With that in mind, about a month ago I instituted […]
I wasn’t a big vegetable eater as a kid. I wasn’t really any kind of vegetable eater at all until I was in high school, and it’s only as an adult that I’ve chosen to eat vegetables of my own free will. So I wasn’t surprised when my kids started avoiding them.
It’s no secret that I love food and that I love to cook. As far as source material goes, though, I’m about two-thirds winging it and a third recipe-based at this point. But I think it’s only fair to give a nod to the cookbooks that taught me to wing it in the first place.
After attending a Queer Book Swap in NYC in May, I was motivated to host a book swap of my own. And so it was! Next month I will co-host the first Vegan/Animal Rights Book Swap in NYC with my friend Olivia Lane at Sustainable NYC.