I fell out of love with recipes. I skim them from time to time for inspiration but I don’t buy cookbooks anymore. There are very few where I want all the recipes that are in the book. It’s like buying a set of pots when you only need two of those pots and the…Read More
In all the chaos of the past few months, I was struck with by a lightening bolt moment of clarity. And, gee, no surprise, it was at the dinner table.
With all the intriguing restaurant dinners, hastily grabbed meals, take out and delivery, we were losing our personal social mooring. Gobbling food in front of a computer does not a dinner make. Shared meals matter and it wasn’t until I was making this dinner that I realized how much they matter to us. What’s that silly pop song? “You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone?”
We opened the door and the house exhaled. As though it had been holding it’s breathe since we closed the door last fall.
First things first, we flung open the windows and let in sunshine and fresh breezes; in the process we woke up a few sleepy spiders and sent dust bunnies flying.
Finally, it was Kitchen Assault day.
his dude is saying everything that I’ve been saying for years. People need to cook, people need to get into the kitchen, sit around a table together.
Watch the video, then let’s talk. It’s important.
A strega is a witch and I’m feeling like a strega without a broom. No, I'm not talking about cleaning; I’m talking about not having my familiars about, my spices, herbs, oils, vinegars, my tools of the kitchen trade. Coming back to NYC, to an empty kitchen is one thing. But as I go around…Read More
Who knew!? The blog world will be aTwitter over Michael Pollan’s new article in the NY Times: Out of the Kitchen Onto the Couch. I’ve often wondered the same thing: what’s up with people who are devoted to the Food Network and don’t cook? So Mr. Pollan has attempted to explain it to…Read More
The classic tall chef’s hat that dates back to the 16th century has 100 folds in it; each fold is supposed to represent all the ways there are to make an egg. If a young girl in Calbria wants to get married, she is supposed to know how to make 100 pasta shapes before she’s…Read More
So, is it true? Are people returning to their kitchens to cook for themselves because of the recession? That’s what everyone is predicting, but who knows? However, it did get me thinking….I get a regular stream of e-mails asking me questions about basic stuff, so that’s why I’m introducing JudeFood Kitchen Rules. My sister-in-law and…Read More