Disruptions in Food: First Steps

There has been quite a bit of talk lately about how to disrupt the dominant metanarratives of eating. The disruptive act occurs when a paradigm shift occurs. An example of this might be how certain entrepreneurs are attempting to disrupt

Richerenches Redux: The Truffle Market in Provence

Richerenches Redux: The Truffle Market in Provence

Oh yeah, it is that time of the year. It’s the time when “tuber melanosporum” is prolific in the countryside of southern France. The third Sunday of January is when the “Mass of the Feast of Saint Antoine” is held

A New Year and New Cooking Classes: Ramen, Burgers and Bread

A New Year and New Cooking Classes: Ramen, Burgers and Bread

Welcome to “A New Year and New Cooking Classes: Ramen, Burgers & Bread” in 2015! A new year means we will be taking on some new topics in the cooking classes. People have asked about some specific topics and that’s

Della Femina Restaurant: Oysters on the East End

Della Femina Restaurant: Oysters on the East End

In the spring of 1996 Della Femina restaurant in East Hampton, NY re-opened after a winter of being closed. Many of the restaurants on the east end of Long Island closed for the winter in those days as a means of

More Thoughts on Learning to Cook: Cooking is Freedom

“The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of the human race than the discovery of a star.” ― Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste: Or, Meditations on Transcendental Gastronomy The more I think about why

The New Year and Nutrition: Start off Right by Cooking at Home

I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. They usually need a negative act to be undertaken to achieve some desired result. Diets are a frequent plan for the new year for a variety of reasons. Some people want to lose

If You Want to Eat Locally, Preservation is a Must

I know a lot of people have developed an interest in learning to eat locally. I think this is commendable because it helps to support local businesses and it keeps people in touch with where their food comes from. I

Ethnic Eats: The Inspiration of Chefs

One thing that most chefs have in common is a love of ethnic foods. My favorite cuisines are those found in southeast Asia (think Thai, Vietnamese & Sichuan Chinese) and the cuisines of the subcontinent. This area would include India,

Perfect for Christmas: A Nice Summer Pasta

When it comes to throwing a dinner party or just cooking dinner for the family, planning is of the utmost importance. In the spirit of Christmas I am offering a great summer pasta recipe. This recipe comes from Sicily and

On Cooking in the Restaurant Setting

On Cooking in the Restaurant Setting

Every young cook in a restaurant hopes one day to have their own restaurant. A place where they can create on their own terms and be true to themselves. I have been a cook or a chef in some way

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