Monthly Archives: May 2012

A ‘Dream’ Kitchen Brings Forth a Dreamy Appetizer

[Because of] the Vietcong’s unsporting habit of cutting the roads, only a pathetic trickle of first-class produce reached the capital, Saigon. Somehow, though, there was always plenty of pho, the restorative anise-scented beef or chicken noodle soup, delivered to your … Continue reading

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A Painter’s Palette in the Kitchen: Do We Eat with Our Eyes?

We all know one of those extreme eaters, the friend who travels to exotic places and performs the gastronomic equivalent of running with the bulls. These people live for the goat’s eye, the snake’s heart, the putrefying cheese, the crispy … Continue reading

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What We’ll be Serving Up

In the days that followed, the farmers dutifully (and skeptically) planted Napoli carrots and spread the almond dust over the rows….Ferran Adrià may have espresso foam and olive oil capsules, I thought, but he doesn’t have carrots pre-infused with almonds.                                                                                                … Continue reading

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What’s Cooking at this Site?

Plants and animals are a generous bunch. We ask a lot from them. And no matter how we treat them, we receive much in return. Except for the time that food spends on the shelf or the farm stand table, … Continue reading

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