Burger season has officially begun.
It’s not that we stop eating burgers at any particular time of the year because burgers are part of the American epicurean experience. But the gastronomy of the burger with its infinite iterations and mash ups heightens as the summer draws near and the outdoor grills are dusted off.
That’s one theory. Continue reading
Chef Rachael Narins, Chicks with Knives
Ahh the virtues of salt. It seasons, it preserves, it makes ice cream and you can cook on a block of it.
I recently attended a Cooking with Salt class in Santa Monica, California taught by Chef Rachael Narins who along with her business partner Chef Suzanne Griswold, are better known as Chicks with Knives. Continue reading
Some of the spices in my pantry.
For me a little spice wasn’t an option. It was a lifeline.
After a diagnosis of high blood pressure a few years ago, instead of getting mad, I got motivated. I had to cut back on salt, but doggonit I refused cut back on favor. Standing in front of my pantry – a repository of every spice known to womankind – and guided by determination, I began blending a little bit of this and some of everything else and voila! Continue reading