Spaghetti alla Carbonara

Alla Carbonara supposedly means “in the manner of the coal miner’s wife”. According to legend, the dish was popular with miners because the dish could be prepared with a few ingredients in the woods at the jobsite using a campfire. I have no idea if this is true.  I have repeatedly made the this particular [...]

Bacon, Cheese and Potato Cake

Let’s leave our current kick on bacon and potato fare with an explosion of flavor goodness.  Few things go quite as well together as bacon, cheese and potatoes. This recipe is adapted from  Simply French: Patricia Wells Presents the Cuisine of Joel Robuchon. Collaborators on many projects, this book deserves a place on your shelf because [...]

Limited Opportunity for Michael Rhulman Collectible

 For a limited time, world renowned food author Michael Ruhlman is offering a signed limited edition of one the fundamental baking charts in his latest book, Ratio: the Simple Codes behind the Craft of Everyday Cooking. The premise of the book is that there are fundamental relationships between ingredients in a variety of classes of foods, most notably in [...]