Salt is easy. Yeah, right? It's just salt. It makes things salty. That's all it is. How complicated could it be? You have your own salt at home. You know it like the back of your hand. You know exactly how much of it to put on anything to make it sing to your palate. … Continue reading nothing can prepare you for new salt.
At an interview recently I was asked what I thought the best coffee was. Black. The interviewer was a specialty coffee expert, though, so I had to come up with an actual answer. I said Guatemalan coffee: partially because I had a vivid memory of one of my former colleagues who always brought some Guatemalan … Continue reading this is the best coffee.
Have you ever sat in an Italian restaurant and found yourself inexplicably drawn to the salads? Who the hell goes to an Italian restaurant for the vegetables? (The tomatoes next to the Burrata do not count.) Although on any given day you can find me preaching to friends and strangers alike on the benefit and … Continue reading if you are craving vegetables, it is too late.
Beginnings are difficult. In cooking, taking up the violin, finding a job that doesn't suck your soul out, running. I was never good at beginnings anyway, so I always procrastinated my way out of them. It took me years to stop scolding myself for that, and here we are. Now, we start from the middle. … Continue reading starting from the middle.