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


The Art of Relaxing

It’s simple, really. Everyone once in a while you just unplug. Turn off the computer, set down the phone. Leave the television alone. Put on your favorite pajamas. Wash your face. Make a cup of hot decaf tea. Choose your favorite chair, or curl up in bed. Settle down with the stack of magazines you’ve… Continue reading The Art of Relaxing