Pears – an Exploration of Ancient Food Preservation

The soft, beguiling fragrance permeates the air, rising above the aroma of the Jonagolds and the Galas, even over the sweet perfume of the Golden Delicious apples piled in baskets, resembling yellow baseballs. The knobby Bartlett pears (Pyrus communis), also known as the Williams pear, still slightly green but with a small and promising pink … More Pears – an Exploration of Ancient Food Preservation

Luis Meléndez, Mi Amor

Oh, oh, oh, imagine my excitement when I read Super Chefs’ Juliette Rossant’s blog post on May 14, 2009: “Luis Meléndez at National Gallery of Art” I went to the source and here’s the scoop: Luis Meléndez (1715–1780) is now recognized as the premier still-life painter in 18th-century Spain, indeed one of the greatest in … More Luis Meléndez, Mi Amor