Tag Archives: New York Times

DIY Duck Confit, Cassoulet and Dinners at Home

 These days I feel like I cook more dinner parties than ever before in my life.  These dinners are also way more elaborate than the ones I used to give.  As someone who never went to cooking school I find … Continue reading

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Diving for Scallops

The name of this video sounds so straight forward.  The reality is that this is a very moody, dark look at the risks and effort that go into diving for scallops.  The video focuses on one particular man who makes a … Continue reading

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Twice Baked Sour Cherry Pie

For me sour cherry season is the highlight of the summer. This year they were selling for $10 a quart, it take 2 quarts to make a pie and well who only wants one cherry pie?

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Urban Foraging: Eating and Growing Weeds in Berkeley

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/bcvideo/1.0/iframe/embed.html?videoId=100000003778858&playerType=embed First off can I just say: I love The Bay Area.  This video is split into two sections, the first part is a tour of urban Berkeley that Mark Bittman takes with 2 U C Berkeley professors: Phil Stark … Continue reading

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The Best Beer Braised Spicy Chicken Recipe

A couple of years back my friend Kyle told me about a hole in the wall restaurant in my neighborhood that I had to try, called Spicy Village.  I’ve written about it here and about their signature dish Big Tray … Continue reading

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If Animals Ate at McDonalds

The timing of this animation couldn’t be any better given the recent article in the New York Times The Extraordinary Science of Addictive Junk Food. Basically the article is about how big food (Kraft, Coke, General Foods) have been manipulating … Continue reading

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“You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.” ― Wendell Berry

If you haven’t already it, then you must read Mark Bittman’s interview with Wendell Berry in the New York Times today. Below is the very end of the article, a delayed response to Bittman’s question: What can city people do? … Continue reading

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