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. [...]

Cooking over the Campfire: Re-creating Tin Dins

A few summers ago, my children introduced me to a camp tradition - Tin Dins. They prepare them at Camp Batawagama in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with a layer of cabbage leaves topped with diced potatoes and onions with a hamburger patty on top. A bit of salt and pepper, then wrap the whole [...]