CULINARY ADVENTURES IN A STRANGE KITCHEN

By Larry Levine – On the last night of my 82nd year I did two things I never had done before. 1) I grilled hot dogs on a barbeque. 2) I ate Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs with a knife and fork. On the first night of my 83rd year I did two more things I never had done... Read More

A SLICE OF LIFE / DINING IN A TIME OF PANDEMIC

I doubt it’s a world record. It probably isn’t among the longest current streaks. But it’s a personal high of which I am proud. A few nights ago, Jennifer and I ate our 300th consecutive pandemic-inspired home-cooked dinner, pot roast with potatoes and carrots. During... Read More

Something New / Dinner #259 – Baked Eggs

By Larry Levine – Consecutive home-cooked dinner #259. Baked eggs. I’ve cooked dinner at home for Jennifer and me every night since March 16, 2020. We haven’t brought in dinner, not even from places we trusted during “normal” times because Jennifer has enough... Read More

BOOK REVIEW: Pati’s Mexican Table

By Larry Levine – I first met Pati Jinich one Saturday afternoon early this year. She was on her weekly PBS TV show, Pati’s Mexican Table. I was in my living room. Each week Pati visits villages and cities in Mexico to introduce us to the local cuisine and we spend... Read More