In a world where the fish we eat is usually selected from the fish counter of a supermarket, few of us wonder where that fish actually came from. Was it born in an ocean or river, or has it been raised on a fish farm?
I practice a simple breakfast ritual. I like to have a piece of toast, preferably dense bread like a pain de mie. I spread it with generous amounts of butter, using my grandmother's old butter knife with the rounded point. An occasional poached egg, maybe
A computer whiz asked me out to dinner many years ago, back when Silicon Valley was just bursting into being. The guy lived in East Palo Alto in a funky, hand-built house. I was charmed. But the minute I walked through the door I sensed
Once you've gathered the right equipment and built the perfect fire, you're just about ready to grill a steak. It's something everyone has done before, but this time try something a little different. I like grilling steak because too few people do it. It seems like
Whole fish roasting on a charcoal grill might be the quintessential image of Greek summer cooking for many people, but for me the dish that best epitomizes that magical season comes from the garden, not the sea: flame-roasted eggplants mashed up with olive oil and
It was the kind of interview I hate. Thirty minutes with a famous chef. In and out, and the chef, surreptitiously checking his watch, is itching to be done before we even start. Two hours later, and we were still talking. Jean-Georges Vongerichten was in
There's no singing for their supper, but Fox has found a way to incorporate the elements of "American Idol" into a cooking competition with "Masterchef." The competitors' naivete, unrealized dreams, hard- luck lives and irrational cockiness are all on display in the opening hour of
Life after "Top Chef" doesn’t always lead to fame or fortune (whatever happened to past winners Hung Huynh and Hosea Rosenberg?), but two former contestants are making a name for themselves on the school lunch front. Chefs Spike Mendelsohn and Carla Hall, finalists on "Top