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Category Archives: Food & Drink

Cooking, eating, drinking & nutrition

Of peaches, corn and onions

When it comes to peaches, I never bother with those from California. It may be the variety, or it may be that they have to be harvested too early to make the trip cross-country, but they never soften up into that sweet juicy confection that a great peach can be. As a result, I buy […]

Steve’s Ratatouille

I made this dish several times, using different ingredients with mediocre results, and finally realized that the key to good ratatouille is the technique. It isn’t enough to simply throw the vegetables into a pot as you would a soup or stew. They must be subjected to a hot dry heat, traditionally by sautéing. However, […]

The Dry Vodka Gimlet

I posted a while ago on the pleasures of a good cocktail. A dry vodka gimlet is one of my favorites and one that doesn’t seem to be all that common, so it’s a good idea to know how it’s made so you can offer some assistance to the occasional bartender that may be unfamiliar […]