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The Emotional Importance of Allegiance (the musical)

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

A friend of mine recently called my attention to the Nora Sagal version of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” featured in the movie Monument Men. It’s a beautiful version, and her husky voice suits the slow acapella arrangement. However, the definitive for me will always be Judy Garland’s original from Meet Me in St. … Continue reading

Preserving Tomatoes

Preserving Tomatoes

In late September, my husband and I bought 25 pounds of San Marzano tomatoes from the Union Square Greenmarket.  The goal: preservation. I did it once before, two years ago. We bought about 5-8 pounds then and I did the work myself. It only yielded about two or three quart-freezer bags. The following February, when … Continue reading

How I study Food

Originally written January 8, 2013.  In the last few months, I’ve decided to start taking the study and practice of food, cooking, and culture more seriously, creating for myself a study plan in the manner of self-directed Goddard studies. As I decided to embark on a serious, directed study on food, I wondered where I … Continue reading

Women in the Kitchen: A Reflection

This is a freewrite I wrote on January 26, 2013, with the intention of posting it on this blog; and then archived it because I thought it needed more research and work. But in the spirit of writing with fewer hangups, I’ll be posting more pieces that I intended to make into longer essays (and … Continue reading

Food Journal, 2012

Food Journal, 2012

Though a little belated (but not as much as Food Journal 2011), this is a photojournal of the food that Curtis and I made in 2012. Click any photo for more information and/or to enter slideshow/carousel mode. Enjoy! (Reviewing and commenting on these photos made my stomach growl, so consider yourself warned.)