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stark raving, foaming-at-the-mouth ranting

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Why are we still wrapping cheese in plastic?!

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

summary: plastic and cheese do NOT go together; how to wrap cheese: in wax paper or parchment paper or even aluminum foil, anything but plastic; plastic wrapping is very bad for cheese, especially Emmental, Fromage de Chaumes, Cheshire Cheese, Stilton, and Epoisses; plastic wrapping destroys Epoisses; [C]heese often comes in plastic, but cheese is also […] Continue reading »

Editors’ Choices for Cookbooks

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

beginning month 6 of staying at home; books are my friends; thank goodness for the public library; brief review of “Samarkand” by Caroline Eden and Eleanor Ford; ridiculous recipe conventions; water is so an ingredient; reluctance to change from measurements by volume to metric weight; art directors’ decisions based on looks rather than content; going […] Continue reading »

staying at home: more ranting about yeast

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

summary: empty shelves and once a week supermarket shopping; one-way aisles; viral fatigue; commercial yeast is still in the toilet paper category; differences between active dry, instant, and rapid-rise yeasts; needless additives; ranting and raving again; where IS all the yeast? bread making ingredients – photo from April 2007 For a long time, I have […] Continue reading »

Are we really saying goodbye?

Friday, March 27th, 2015

summary: Why I am ending our almost 20 year relationship with SAVEUR Magazine; Warning!! Warning!! Extended ranting and raving ahead… I’m taking Mr. Sachs at his word and in my usual long-winded way, am writing down what I think. My SAVEUR suscription is about to expire; I recently received a letter of reminder from them […] Continue reading »

Words… My Word!

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

summary: I don’t like what is happening to SAVEUR magazine; questionable word choices for articles about food and drink: devour, gobble, mushy; Goan shrimp curry; (click on image(s) to see larger views and more photos) Is my love affair with SAVEUR coming to an end? (I’m seriously considering the idea of not renewing my subscription […] Continue reading »

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