Veal and Gruyere Meatballs in Tomato Sauce from Lidgate’s

Veal and Gruyere Meatballs in Tomato Sauce from Lidgate’s

In the heat of summer, why do we eat hot food? There is that theory that a hot salsa makes you sweat which lets water evaporate off your forehead which cools you. I’m not sure about that. Thing is, even in the summer there are some hot, temperature wise, food we...
On Cherry Tomatoes, Here and In Paris

On Cherry Tomatoes, Here and In Paris

"Do you want the whole thing?" the clerk at the checkout stand asked my wife. He asked in French, I suppose becasue we were in Paris. Suzi nodded yes. He said ten euros so we paid $11.35 for 2.2 pounds of cherry tomatoes. That's about double the price...
Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Cucumber Sauce from Northwest Bounty

Last week’s Throwback Thursday Cookbook Review featured Northwest Bounty from 1988. It’s a lovely book, particularly for a guy like me who grew up in Oregon. Reading the book now is to have refreshed memories of the salmon and strawberries that were so...