The Year That Was

Before staring off a new year of posts, let’s take a look back at this year, a year of big moves, from Arizona to upstate New York, from Tumblr to WordPress. (Feel free to poke around the archives of this blog’s previous home.) Most popular posts from this year: The strawberry picking good time of…

Reading Material 12.04.15

Food related writing and news from the last two weeks. Chinese Food and the Joy of Inauthentic Cooking, The New Yorker. Examining the ‘existential crisis’ and ‘flavor memory’ shown by well known Asian chefs. Pits Show Peaches Were in China Before Humans, Futurity. There’s little evidence of the domestication of peaches. Two and a half million year…

Guacamole, Hold the Peas

Leave it to the New York Times to over complicate an already perfect dish. Ripe avocados, lime juice, tomato, onion, some form of spicy pepper, salt. A carefully calibrated balance of texture, barely there sweetness, tartness, heat and salt. Simple, balanced, satisfying. Until you add peas… Wait, peas? No. No to the New York Times, Melissa…