Monthly Archives: December 2015

Ravioli Rolling Pin + Vegan Ricotta = Great Meal

Several years ago one of my most energetic graduate students showed a strong interest in food and cooking, so we often talked about it and shared stories and ideas — along with occasionally discussing the program: engineering management.  When he … Continue reading

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Barbara’s Crab cakes and Villa Creek Rhone-style White Wine

Very short and sweet: Barbara made her signature crab cakes tonight — baked instead of fried.  Outstanding!  Paired with a 2013 Villa Creek white wine: 80% Grenache Blanc and 20% Rousanne — Rhône Valley by way of Paso Robles.  Perfect … Continue reading

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Culinary Geography and Today’s Lunch

Question: What do Massachusetts, California, Peru, India, Greece, Spain, Costa Rica, Italy, and Germany all have in common? Answer: They each provided significant contributions to my lunch today, a relatively simple affair of Bruschetta with Vegan Ricotta and Thinly-Sliced Beets … Continue reading

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Rye Bread in My New, Custom Bread Pot

Two and a half years ago, I posted an entry about making Tartine bread in one of Judith Motzkin’s ceramic bread pots.  Since then, my bread-making has become more whole grained, and I’ve developed a real fondness for rye breads.  … Continue reading

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Your Basic Chinese-Slovenian Lunch

How’s this for an ingredient-driven meal? packaged non-GMO fried tofu Chinese Flowering Chives one green pepper baby Shiitake mushrooms from MycoTerra 2009 Damijan Ribolla Gialla This quickly turned into a Chinese-Slovenian-Friulian dish for one hungry blogger. Details are below. This … Continue reading

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