Key Lime Pie is Not Green

Unless, of course, you are one of those infidels who puts green food coloring in it. In which case, I am not speaking to you. Key lime pie is properly a rich, creamy yellow, from the egg yolks that enrich the citrus-kissed custard that makes up the filling. I did not grow up eating key […]

Chicken Tikka Masala and Dr. Who

So, here’s the deal: I don’t get the whole St. Patrick’s Day thing. I’m barely Irish (I have a couple of Irishmen in the family tree here and there, but not enough to count as Irish), and I’m certainly not Catholic, and I really don’t like the idea of drinking beer with food coloring in […]

Food in the News Returns

It has been a while since I featured food in the news here, so I thought it was time to play a bit of catch-up. Here are a few stories that have piqued my interest in the last couple of days: Grass Fed Beef Found to Be Healthier: The Washington Post reported yesterday that a […]

Asian Kitchen Equipment Essentials

A reader recently posted a request on my Ten Steps to Better Wok Cookery essay, asking that I do a post on what I consider the most necessary pieces of Asian kitchen equipment are, what they are used for and where to find them. Before I jump right into the list, I want to remind […]

Pollo ala Plancha

Ever since I did the Baker’s Dozen Cookbooks post, I have been craving Cuban food. Since there is a distinct dearth of Cuban restaurants in Athens, Ohio, it fell to me to get in that kitchen and make myself some beans, rice, plantains and other soul-stirring comfort foods. That big box of Meyer lemons determined […]

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