Why Do We Cook?

What does it mean to cook? Some – Harold McGee for example – would say that cooking means to prepare food by heating, while others, such as historian¬†Rachel Laudan, extend the definition to include modes of preparation beyond heating. I tend to agree with the latter and not the former. So, with that sticking point … More Why Do We Cook?

Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture: Who Should It Be?

As a food-obsessed person, I am interested in more than just who will be President Barack Obama’s White House chef — I also eagerly await his announcement for his pick for Secretary of Agriculture. In certain circles, people are speculating about who will head up the USDA. George W. Bush has had three different agriculture … More Obama’s Secretary of Agriculture: Who Should It Be?