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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

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.)

Filipino Comfort Food: Sinigang

Filipino Comfort Food: Sinigang

Last week I made sinigang, a Filipino sour pork broth flavored with tomatoes and tamarind. Curtis had been complaining of a sore throat for the previous two days, and when he’s sick, he either wants sinigang (which he adds Sambal hot sauce to, so it clears his sinuses), or chicken and dumpling soup. [NOTE FROM CURTIS: It’s not … Continue reading

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Reflection

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Reflection

Date made: December 3, 2012 In the previous post, “Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Research,” I looked at multiple gumbo recipes that contained at least shrimp, if not shrimp and sausage. My sources were the following: Paul Prudhomme,Louisiana Kitchen Emeril Lagasse, Every Day’s a Party Nicole Denée Fontenot, Cooking With Cajun Women John Besh, My New … Continue reading

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo: Research

In this post are notes on Cajun shrimp and sausage gumbo recipes that I currently have in my database. I’m analyzing the process and the ingredients, in order to see what are common threads in shrimp and sausage gumbo making in Cajun Country. Links will take you the Amazon page for each text. Cajun Seafood … Continue reading