Cooking with Wolves (Or, Keeping the Wolf Away from the Door)

There's a whining at the threshold, There's a scratching at the floor. To work! To work! In Heaven's name! The wolf is at the door! ~~~C. P. S. Gilman The season of gift-giving will soon be upon us, with the mail deliverer knocking at our door, bearing credit card bills, not gifts. The holiday season hovers…

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Home Cooking, More Necessary Than Ever

When I got home from the grocery store the other day and turned on the computer to read my Google Reader news feeds, several "food-is-getting-expensive" articles popped up: Web wire with "Rising Food Prices---Gather Your Family Back Around The Dinner Table," about Martha's Vineyard restaurateur Carol McManus's new cookbook, Table Talk: Food. Family. Love. A…