Harnessing light to prepare a meal


My grandmother, Iris, taught me how to cook, read recipes and do things the “right way.” The right way usually meant the long way; following recipes to the letter and never shortening the amount of time spent kneading or stirring.  Summers spent in Granny’s kitchen, with two cousins my same age, was our culinary school (with a bit of embroidery […]

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Chocolate goes with anything, even wine

The recent revelation that chocolate, specifically dark because it has less sugar, is actually “good for you” was something that many of us have known for ages. Chocolate makes us feel good. It is more than just the deliciousness, the richness, the aromas and the intense flavors. Chocolate just seems to make things better, right? So scientific evidence that dark chocolate […]

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