Food Is Beautiful

People eat with more than just their mouth, and to fill more than just their stomach. Or, if they do not, I would ask myself why do they not, for it is for a reason that the words “to feast one’s eyes” are a common idiom even today. There is a reason why opulent cooking shows are far more popular today than can be accounted … Continue reading Food Is Beautiful

Dry-Cured Ham And Cantaloupe Salad

I haven’t yet met anyone who didn’t like dried ham. In its many permutations – Prosciutto di Parma, Jamón Serrano and Jamón ibérico, or any variety of Speck – dried ham is probably the most favoured cured pork product around.  And if I am wrong, then feel free to correct me, but it certainly is one of my and my friends’ favorites (a good pancetta does … Continue reading Dry-Cured Ham And Cantaloupe Salad

All Measures Are Approximate (All Butter Is Real)

If you are reading this blog in a tense diet-rules-ridden worry about healthy eating and weight loss (I am all for the former for all – and for the latter, for the people who need it only), I have one word for you: relax.  There is nothing more likely to cause you stomach ulcers than stress – and getting those stressing over food issues is … Continue reading All Measures Are Approximate (All Butter Is Real)