How Many Other Things Are Like Soy Milk?

Or, if you can make your breakfast more sustainably, then what else can you do? Where does it end? Recipe included! It's worth thinking about your regular habits and 45 year old men like me are nothing if not habitual. In early 2016, a doctor said several alarming things about my HDL cholesterol levels and … Continue reading How Many Other Things Are Like Soy Milk?

On the Invention of Quiche—Now I’ll Never See “Horace and Pete” by Louis C.K.

There was a day in 1995 that, in the course of making a pie, I realized that what I really needed was something for dinner. So I pivoted. In the refrigerator were eggs, milk, spinach, ham, cheese, and nothing else. The next few steps seemed pretty obvious and within a few minutes my creation was … Continue reading On the Invention of Quiche—Now I’ll Never See “Horace and Pete” by Louis C.K.

Pick a Process, Doesn’t Matter Which, It’s a Metaphor: (How to Make Fresh Pasta)

There are many ways to screw up your noodles. My first dozen attempts were unsuccessful for the simple reason that I refused to believe that the recipe really meant that should I knead the dough for ten minutes. I didn't respect the process. Turns out that I'm bound by the rules of food science and … Continue reading Pick a Process, Doesn’t Matter Which, It’s a Metaphor: (How to Make Fresh Pasta)