Thursday, May 29, 2008

Take that, Hippies!

As a cheesehead through and through, I've got no love for the California cheesemakers who are trying to dethrone Wisco as the king of the cheese states. So I'm glad to see that Saveur is showing some love to the men and women keeping the Dairy State tradition strong. I haven't tried any of the cheeses featured in the piece, but let me know if you have and what you thought.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Schmo-ish to Pro-ish

I fancy myself someone who knows his way around a backyard grill. If you've tasted my grilled sausages, or my headless pig cooked in a box (NSFV--not safe for vegetarians), you might concur. But I don't know jack-squat about real BBQ--that is the variety that takes 8 hours in a smoker, not 20 minutes on a grill. So Metromix sent me off to talk to some real BBQ pros--click here to find out what I learned and impress your aunt, sister, and baby mama this memorial day with your 'cue knowledge.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Sunday Evening Seasonal Rhubarb Make Your Boyfriend Happy Pudding Cake

Making use of seasonal ingredients, I picked up some rhubarb at the Union Square Green Market this weekend. Gourmet's website had a whole bunch of recipes for incorporating the 'barb, and it's been years since I've had it. My lady, TS, is an excellent baker, so I implored her to whip up the Rhubarb Strawberry Pudding Cake.

The results were phenomenal--a shortcake-ish cake batter mixed into a sweet/tangy rhubarb and strawberry mixture. Rustic and delicious.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Eating on borrowed time

"When people really get sick, they have all the time in the world. All of a sudden they go to all these doctor’s appointments and they have to stand in line at a pharmacy to buy their medications. And they have to go for testing and they have to go for follow-up, and they have to spend all the hours being anxious about their disease, losing productive time doing that. And it’s like, just invest a little bit [by cooking for yourself] ahead of time."

Read the rest of the interview with my author Daphne Miller.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Links from friends

As previously discussed, I'm a yogurt fanatic. D.J. Egg tipped me to an ingenious invitation known as the yogurt spoon.

Look here to learn what you can do to help end harmful salmon farms in Canada. (Thanks to PH for the link).