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Alone in the Kitchen With an Eggplant

on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 17:30

(title courtesy of the book by Jenni Ferrari-Adler)

I couldn't resist using this title, which is borrowed from a book I recently read named just that "Alone in the Kitchen With an Eggplant" by Ms. Jenni Ferrari-Adler , and I highly recommend it.

Michael Pollan's Food Rules

on Fri, 10/09/2009 - 13:30

Michael Pollan is apparently coming out with a book on "food rules", it is not necessarily more food and nutrition noise I'm happy to say but just little bits and bobs on the culture of food in our own homes, slightly similar in vein to the topic I

Puffball, the Mushroom

on Wed, 10/14/2009 - 13:30

I would like to introduce to you the wild puffball mushroom featured in the picture above. It can grow to be the size of a massive pumpkin or it can be a soccer ball like the one you see here.

The Plump Pumpkin

on Sat, 10/24/2009 - 12:30

I love the Fall and I love pumpkins, and not only to carve scary faces into but to cook in a million different ways. I finally managed to get out of the city and go pluck some pumpkins from their patch just a week ago. Almost 80% of pumpkins are harvested in October so now is the time to enjoy these lovely (mostly) orange globes.

Apples Make You Juicy

on Thu, 10/29/2009 - 13:30

The whole "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" wasn't far from the truth. Apples serve many functions, not the least of which is to increase body fluids according to Chinese medicine.