Category : Personal

Around Town, Sharp Knives, and Black Beans

One of the things that Dr. Fiance and I are always talking about is that despite the size of this city, how small it feels at times. We have only been here six months, but we’ve found that it is nearly impossible to go out to dinner, go shopping, or even go to the airport […]

Notes on Mise En Place

Notes on Mise En Place

All cooks from the hoighty-toighty chefs down to the lowly line cook have one thing in common when they walk into a kitchen: the mise en place. Literally meaning “to put in place” this little fancy sounding French term means basically getting all your culinary ducks in a row. In a commercial kitchen this means […]

Weekend Eating

Weekend Eating

The weekend would be a good time to spend the day cooking, all tucked up in a warm kitchen while the cold wind and snow howls outside. Warm smells of baking fill the studio, mulled wine is drunk, Christmas carols playing softly…Yeah, that didn’t happen this weekend. It’s possible that this was the most unproductive […]

Tis the Season for Food

Ok, so Thanksgiving happened. Who’s still hungry? Me! Although I shouldn’t be, for sure. We are back from a long weekend of pretty much non-stop eating. Thursday was a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Virginia, followed by 36 hours of solid eating on Friday and Saturday at my parent’s house. Then Saturday night we were back […]

The Story Thus Far, or, A Photographer Learns To Cook

The Story Thus Far, or, A Photographer Learns To Cook

First there was grade school art class with construction paper and glitter and glue. Then there was a high school arts magnet school with soap stone, and stained glass. This was followed by community college, first with paint and charcoal and art history, then with typography, Illustrator and QuarkXpress and B&W Photography 101. Which led […]

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