Cookies, like kids, do better with boundaries There are certain things in life we just need to admit. For instance, if you were the tallest man in the world, you’d have to cop to it. If you wrote like Joan Didion—whose beam on the unalloyed truth moves her to write even when she is mad with grief you’d have to … [Read more...] about My Oven, J’Accuse!
Food Writing Archive
This category could be about anything having to do with food: Food Haiku, Limericks, Contests, Essays, Trips down memory line, musings about life... whatever strikes my fancy, and doesn't fit into the other categories
By Marshall Manning Food as fuel or foolish for food. Eat to live or live to eat. Bottle in front of me or frontal lobotomy. Well, maybe not the last one. There are doubtless more ways to describe the two major food groups (of people) and the gulf which separates their basic attitudes toward the commodities we chew, … [Read more...] about Food as fuel or foolish for food? Eat to live or live to eat?
If you have ever been to Nancy Rommelmann's house, you will have had many baked goods pressed into your hands, some of which are the best darn chocolate chip cookies, pies, truffles I've had. Her kitchen is like a bakery where the proprietress has plenty of time to chat and offer sage advice with a warm slice of pie. … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Want the Pie
When I look back on some of the earliest times of my life, I realize that I was born to be a food geek. It is no wonder I spend most of my time these days eating and writing about food. At twelve I was a bit of a skateboard nut, quite stupid, and usually hungry. I am sure I would be 300 pounds today if it weren’t … [Read more...] about I’ll Gladly Pay You Tomorrow for a Hamburger Today
"Herb Caen once noted that the Blue Fox served radicchio salad 35 years before it became trendy" When I was very young, my parents took the family to The Blue Fox restaurant in San Francisco. It's long gone, but at the time it was considered one of the better restaurants in the United States. Looking back, I can’t … [Read more...] about A Legacy of Taste – How I Learned To Enjoy Food