Outdoor cooking season is here and a recent article in The New York Times lists a compelling reason for cooking with gas. While charcoal will always be king for the grill, using a gas burner to heat up your frying oil outdoors makes a lot of sense.
Deep frying inside can be a really big bummer. Oi ... More >>
Dave Eagle of Eagle Mountain Farmhouse Cheese in Granbury speaks with a strong Texas swagger and often in a very direct, to-the-point manner. Before becoming a cheese maker, he practiced law. And I suspect that if you were involved in some type of litigation, you'd want him on your side of the table ... More >>
If you're a real food-nerd -- and I'm talking a Michael Pollan-readin', Farm Inc.-watchin', vegetable lovin', pro-farmer food nerd -- then you've likely heard about Joel Salatin. The sustainable agriculture guru, known for his advocacy for back-to-roots farming, got a lot of attention when he popula ... More >>
Let's talk trees for a moment. They're a bit like orphans or endangered species in that when people cry out to save them, there's little push-back, even if little action is ultimately taken. But in an op-ed piece in today's New York Times, one sentence amid an opus of tree-praise citing studies and ... More >>
Photos by Anthony MarksDan Moon and Amanda Austin, faces for a new version of Grant Wood's "American Gothic."Michael Pollan's The Omnivore's Dilemma might have changed my thinking about food, but it sure didn't produce any big changes in my actions. Oh sure, there was plenty of stomping aroun ... More >>
Savvy locavores already know the sad
story of declining bee populations; as The Dallas Morning News
put it earlier this week, "Unless you've been living under a
rock, you know that huge numbers of honey
bees across the United States are
succumbing to a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collap ... More >>
Houston gets Anthony Bourdain, and Dallas gets Nigella Lawson. Roughly half the City of Ate crew says, "Go, Dallas!" Guess which half.Big-name food stars, like most sane travelers, have pretty much steered clear of Dallas this summer: While Houston hosted Anthony Bourdain, and the University ... More >>
In a less patriarchal and oppressive society, she'd be holding the pitchfork.Ms. Magazine took on food politics this month, arguing in a cover story that women aren't getting enough credit for their contributions to the changing culinary landscape.
Author Jennifer Cognard-Black fingers a "fa ... More >>
Great note on the Eats blog by Leslie Brenner. Thanks to a movie that turned them on to an old cookbook, some columnists have discovered classic French recipes are difficult. And reverence for her leaves out modern trendwriters like Michael Pollan. And she didn't share today's outlook on sexual orie ... More >>