Seasonal Sunday Morning

Late summer used to be one of the saddest times of year for me. In the middle of the orgiastic harvest, when the fields are knee-deep in ripe tomatoes, when melons are heavy on the vine, and are so sweet that you can smell them from two rows away, when corn and beans and squash […]

Eating Together

Reading about the benefits that accrue to children who eat often with their families gladdens my heart, amuses me and saddens me all at the same time. It makes me happy to know that there are researchers working in the fields of nutrition, child psychology and sociology who are willing and able to do design […]

Food News Flash

Paul Prudhomme to Return to New Orleans According to the New York Times, this Friday, Chef Paul Prudhomme plans to lead a caravan of trucks from Alabama to his offices in Elmwood, Louisinana, where he intends to cook (in the parking lot, if he has to) for “anyone who needs it.” “We’ve got generators, food […]

In Praise of Pressure

Not many people enjoy pressure, though I would say that plenty of folks work better under pressure than others. In fact, I would say that I am one of those people; I tend to do my best writing when under deadline pressure, and some of my best cooking is done when there is a time […]

Food in the News, Again

Family Meals Good for Kids That may seem like a “well, duh!” sort of declaration, but apparently lots of researchers have been studying the idea that families who dine together produce healthier, happier, more successful children. This research supports the conclusion that family meals are important to close familal communication and bonding and leads kids […]

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