Archive for the ‘Cooking’ Category

Like a lot of people, I went to see Julie & Julia last weekend.  Of course Meryl Streep was incredible (why’d she ever change her name from Mary anyway?) and overall the movie was a lot of fun.  I was curious to find out exactly what Julia Child had said about Julie and her project.  […]

Categories: Cooking, Movies

I love roasted chicken!  I think it’s one of the easiest things in the world to cook, and it’s one of my ultimate comfort foods.  I often hear people saying how difficult it is to roast a chicken, to get the dark meat done before the white meat dries out.  I don’t know, it never […]

Categories: Cooking

I’ve been buying myself a few toys recently.  A few months ago I decided to get myself a pasta machine.

Categories: Cooking

Brussel Sprouts:  Originally Brussels Sprouts.  A green vegetable of the genus brassica oleracea gemmifera (cabbages) native to Belgium, having small, cabbage-like heads or buds along the stalk, eaten as a vegetable. I love seeing these things on the stalk at the Hollywood Farmer’s Market.  They are other-wordly, like out of a Doctor Seuss book. I […]

Categories: Cooking

If I were talking about a jazz musician’s chops, I would be referring to his technique, as in, “Man, that cat has some amazing chops!  Listen to him blow!”.   Marcella often makes the point that she is not a fancy cook and that her recipes, for the most part, require very little technique.   For her, […]

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Marcella, Marcella… Because of you, my gastronomic life is forever changed.  Of course, I’m talking about Marcella Hazan, the Italian cooking maven. 

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