Several years ago, my partner and I spent a month in San Antonio, where his family lives. We were both unemployed at the time, so we spent the days driving around the city, exploring and eating all the wonderful food. We consumed a lot of chili. Read More ⇒

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 ⇒