Annia Ciezadlo, author of Day of Honey* (Free Press, 2011) , isn’t the first person to cook her way through trying times. Nor will she be the last. But the makeshift kitchens where Ms. Ciezadlo peeled purple eggplant or stirred onions caramelizing for Mjadara Hamra (Lentils with Bulgur Wheat) happened to be in a couple […]Read more "War. Cook. Eat. Love."
Just a reminder that you will be able to see some 10 of the 28 sessions live and for free on Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, 2012. See schedule of free sessions below. To brighten up a dreary February in 2011, a group of food scholars and cookbook writers started a cookbook conference. […]Read more "The Roger Smith Cookbook Conference"
We need strategies that do not drag us back to the dispositional focus of the Inquisition’s witch-hunts, that propelled the notion of the “Satan Within,” when much good and evil is the product of situational and systemic forces acting on the same ordinary, often good people. ~~ Philip Zimbardo It’s been with a great deal […]Read more "The Ancient Sin of Gluttony: What’s Really Behind the Shunning of Paula Deen"
Great article by Sarah Bakewell, on Paris Review site from November 2010: What Bloggers Owe [Michel de] Montaigne Don’t forget that Michel wrote about cannibalism, relating it to ethical issues. Read his essays in translation HERE. A taste, if I may be so bold: I am not sorry that we notice the barbarous horror of […]Read more "Michel de Montaigne: “Literally” an Ancestor?"
Today Gherkins & Tomatoes / Cornichons & Tomates begins its fourth year of blogging by donning a new look. The new design minimizes sidebar distractions, allowing readers to focus on the latest post. Sleek, like a little black dress without even a string of pearls …Read more "New Clothes Always Help"