Every time I pour crêpe batter into my 8-inch Teflon*-lined crêpe pan, I see deep scratches, the ones that Habiba made with the fork she used while cooking a three-egg cheese-and-herb omelet one wintry Moroccan morning. The scratches don’t affect the pan’s performance, just as wounds and scars don’t fundamentally change who we are and […]Read more "Another Holy Trinity of the Kitchen: The Magic of Milk, Eggs, and White Flour"
No smell of cow patties flitted through the air, thank goodness. After all, just before lunch who wants to contemplate biting into a sandwich perfumed with the stench of manure? We stood on the knoll about the Maison Beliveau and watched the black-furred cattle, including two hefty bulls, running down the hill, hell-bent on cozying […]Read more "Lavender Fields Forever"
Englishwoman Kate Arding, who owns a cheese shop — Cowgirl Creamery — in West Marin, California, traveled to Uganda in December 2007. While there, she taught the Karamojong people how to make cheese. A pictorial essay— “Curd and the Karamojong” — appeared in the autumn issue of a new magazine devoted completely to cheese, Culture: […]Read more "Cheesemaking in Africa: “Curd and the Karamojong”"