Benriner: A Fingerprint Saving Tool

Benriner: A Fingerprint Saving Tool

As the years pass, you remember less and less of your childhood. I have only a few memories of grade school. But there is one searing moment that haunts me. Fifth grade. Audition for the school band. The school district had a roving conductor who came to each school...
Salmon Rillettes from Dorie Greenspan

Salmon Rillettes from Dorie Greenspan

Dorie Greenspan has created a whirlwind of buzz with her new book Around My French Table. People blog it, review it, buy it, and best of all cook from it. This book is the book of the year for many people, including me. Physically the book itself is beautiful with...

Salt from The Meadow in Portland and New York City

Salt. Not quite as sweet as sugar but probably more necessary to life. Salt is wonderful. What this world needs is a great salt store run by salt experts. The Meadow is that store. The first store is in Portland, Oregon. The second, newly opened store is in the West...

Brian and Grandma’s Swinging Eggnog

I just want to say that you will thank me for the recipe below. You are very welcome. I love Christmas. It is meant to be a fun and treasured time of life. I’m not particularly religious, but I can be ecumenically spiritual as the dark nights are filled snow. When I,...

Grilled Lebanese Bread from Mark Bittman

It’s not out of spite but Suzen and I have some culinary rules of engagement. You probably do, too. We love food and we eat everything, but we have a definite pattern of what we cook at home and what we eat only at restaurants. Home is naturally American plus Mexican,...