Wild Leeks, Ramps, and Other Ramblings

This weekend was a festival of all things Allium Trococcum. A member of the allium family with onion, garlic, leek, you may know it by a different name such as wild leek, wild onion, wood leek, and ramps depending on your locality. We have always known them as "Ramps", but they are more accurately called [...]

Of Fire, Water and the Ego of the Chef

Watching the third episode of the inaugural season of Chef's Table on Netflix I was in awe, in love, and then a bit uncomfortable. The series by David Gelb, who created the sublime documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, uses stunning cinematography and slowly unfolding stories to create a tension between personalizing the chefs and venerating them. [...]