Food

2012 Wine Blog Award Finalist

2012 Wine Blog Award Finalist

I’m surprised and pleased to announce that a story I wrote recently for Palate Press has been selected as a finalist for “Best Blog Post of 2012.” If you enjoy my writing, I welcome your support. Please cast your vote here.

Un Petit Repas

Un Petit Repas

There’s something exquisite about a little meal like this—un petit repas, en français. It is simple, it is complex, and its allure lies somewhere in between.

Riesling Goes With Everything

Riesling Goes With Everything

Read my latest tips on pairing wine with food in a new Palate Press article, published yesterday. Which of these rules ring true for you?…

Gouda, Plus Wine

Gouda, Plus Wine

“The older the cheese, the smaller the bite.” It’s an old expression, less adage than dictum. Young, fresh cheeses have high water content, soft texture, and…

States of Grace

States of Grace

It is October, and so my vegetable garden is not in a state of grace. The tomato plants are, of the assembed, the most…

First of the Garden Meals, 2010

First of the Garden Meals, 2010

Suppertime. There's no veg in my fridge, nor fruit, for that matter. No meat, and only a little cheese. But I do have veg…

Rustic Onion Tart

Rustic Onion Tart

It never wins prizes for its looks, but this rustic pastry with caramelized onions, Gruyere, and bacon always wins hearts. When I serve it…

Roasted Delicata Squash

Roasted Delicata Squash

  Tonight I roasted delicata with garlic and oil, an easy fall staple. Roasting brings out squash's sweetness and mellows the garlic, and delicata's…

Transitive Relations

Transitive Relations

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Pain de Terroir

Pain de Terroir

Shopping for groceries this evening, I noticed that one of my favorite local bakers, Red Hen Baking Company of Middlesex, Vermont, now offers a…

Harvest Meal

Harvest Meal

  Tonight's ingredients, all now underway. Carrots, leeks, and herbs from my garden. Beans local. Cranberries regional (and organic). Chicken that led a happy…

Refritos, Northern Style

Refritos, Northern Style

The other day I scooped up a load of shell beans grown on a local farm. They may have been cranberry beans; they weren't…