Tag Archives: Alice Waters

Bar Tartine

Regular readers will know that  my latest obsession with Layer Cakes and Sour Dough Bread inspired by the folks at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, is actually just a further exploration of my love of the San Francisco food scene. … Continue reading

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DIY Crème Fraîche

I always think of Crème Fraîche as the thick, creamy, slightly sour, superior, french cousin to sour cream. I’d been told it was easy to make yet overtime I had a recipe for it I never had the time to make it. … Continue reading

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Gazpacho: An Overview

Gazpacho is certainly my favorite cold soup.  If you look in your cook books or online you will find a zillion different recipes for it.  Most of which call for certain basic ingredients: tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic, bread, and sweet peppers. … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Cookbooks

In looking over this list (which I had no intention of being 10 but has happenstance would have it….) I realize most of these cookbooks were given to me.  Fannie Farmer was first introduced to me when I lived with … Continue reading

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"Eating is an Agricultural Act"

Alice Waters speaking at the New Museum “Eating is an agricultural act” is a Wendell Berry quote that Alice Waters referenced in her talk Monday night at the New Museum. Indeed, eating is an agricultural act! Seeds, soil, sun, plants, animals, birds, farmers … Continue reading

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Almond Cake Part 2

A week or so ago I was raving about this Almond Cake and it’s illustrious history along with how good it is. I had one gripe which was that it called for 8 ounces of Almond Paste and Almond Paste … Continue reading

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