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)