In 2013 my wife and I traveled to the Peruvian Amazon. The Amazon is a harsh environment, and you need to know what you're doing and where you're going. So we hired a guide and a small boat and cruised along the great river. What you see in the pictures I added to this post, is a simple lunch we … [Read more...] about Cook!
How many people do you know who don't like chocolate? The second question is: what exactly we mean when we say we like chocolate? I will explain. According to Wikipedia, the chocolate industry is worth 60 billion dollars per year. The majority of sales are in sweet chocolate or “milk” … [Read more...] about A New Kind of Chocolate Love
Every Sunday I hurry to our neighborhood’s farmers’ market. The first stand I’ll check is the meat stand. When I get there, there is already a line of carnivores waiting patiently for their turn. The energy is a little tense. The good cuts go fast here, and there’s a limited amount of these. And … [Read more...] about Lamb Hearts and Kidneys
A confession: I never cook with recipes. In fact, I don’t like to write recipes, either. The way I use cookbooks and recipes is as a source of inspiration. A recipe, for me, is a general framework, rather than a list of steps that must be strictly followed. Cooking is more art than science. What … [Read more...] about When A Salad Is A Meal
A key principle for a well functioning kitchen is planning. Making sure that you have the right amount and diversity of ingredients for a given time. Planning and organizing your kitchen is something worth a post of itself and I will write about that soon. However, I'm pretty spontaneous about what … [Read more...] about Braised Chuck With Peppers and Kale