Cookbook Review: Never Use Futura

Cookbook Review: Never Use Futura

    Well, this isn’t exactly a cookbook review. But it’s about what makes many of the books and products you use immediately recognizable. It’s the font. In particular, it’s the Futura font. Created in Germany by Paul Renner in 1927, Futura went through...
Cornish Game Hens, the Easy Way

Cornish Game Hens, the Easy Way

    Here are the two most important things about Cornish Game Hens: [1] They do NOT taste like chicken. The flavor is more intense, far less boring. [2] They can be prepared with total ease [3] Yes, this is the third of two things: that easy preparation will...
Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

Russian Mushroom and Potato Soup

  This soup is gargantuan. Most of us have early and devastating soup experiences: the watery slop of grade school, those red cans that are opened up and heated on the stove. Heated, not cooked. By the time we leave home, we are souped out. And it can be decades...
Nuoc Cham or Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

Nuoc Cham or Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

  One of the secret pleasures of Asian dining is the sauces. I love our local Thai restaurant with its sticky, sweet [and succulent] dipping sauce. In Adam’s Big Pot, Chef Adam Liaw provides the Vietnamese version of this sauce. You can use it at home for spring...