Category: Writing about cooking

Ceci n’est pas un blog post…

It’s just a direction to all food lovers to go and check out Not Quite Nigella’s post on making butter from scratch. A little bit easier than in Laura Ingalls Wilder’s day, that’s for sure (did other people spend their…

Adopting a pet

I’m seriously considering starting a sourdough culture.  (Yes, the Corinna Chapman book got me again.)  Actually, it would be more accurate to say, I’m seriously considering *attempting* to start a sourdough culture, since I gather this is easier said than…

More thoughts on Roman cooking

I was going to write a beautiful, illustrated post on making curd cheese today.  Alas, O my readers, I can do nothing of the sort, because the cheese, which I have made successfully at least twice before, was a dire…

What’s for dinner?

What do you cook on those nights when you really don’t feel like cooking?  For me, nine times out of ten it’s pasta.  Generally baked with something, though my old friend, pasta bolognese, the first dish I ever cooked by…