Last weekend was spent burning a few huge piles of brush to much smaller piles of ash consequently helping clear a field. As the flames licked the wood it gave up its energy and water. I kept thinking about food — and not just s’mores. Cooking is so routine as to be habitual. What we rarely … Read More ⇒

American home kitchens are in an unprecedented moment, where the most pedestrian supermarket staples can be as valuable as finicky homemade products. A household’s most prized possessions can include a jar of sourdough starter just as easily as a can of Chef Boyardee Spaghettios. Read More ⇒

When I opened a bag of Stuffed Puffs’ new Chocolate on Chocolate version, my kids devoured a few immediately as snacks. “Good,” they said. Not blown away. Then we tried them on the campfire. “Amazing,” said one. “Good mix of chocolate to marshmallow,” said the other. I loved that they didn’t… Read More ⇒