In Praise of Caramelization

I used to be afraid of burning my food. I could cope with just a hint of browning, and no more. Certainly no one wants to eat burnt onions! And though I’ve read Harold McGee’s eponymous tome On Food and Cooking,¬†which is the accepted authority on the science of cooking, and I know that intellectually… Continue reading In Praise of Caramelization


Malaise v. Pinterest

Well, the winter malaise has set in. Every February, without fail I feel restless. And when I feel restless, I daydream, and usually about gardening. And when I daydream about gardening, I usually end up on Pinterest. But instead of pinning more stuff, today I decide to organize all of my gardening pins into a… Continue reading Malaise v. Pinterest