Monthly May, 2010
I posted a couple of weeks ago about my trip to Portland, and the fab local truffles that I tasted at an in-depth truffle class with Jack Czernecki. http://robincooksveg.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=467&action=edit Well, the story didn’t end there. I had lamented the fact that I had found a new truffle to love, but alas, Portland may as well
You may have heard the news, just a week or so ago the Meatless Monday movement got a big boost from yet another celebrity endorsement. Mario Batali climbed on the meatless-once-a-week wagon, and it now offering vegetarian food on Mondays at all 15 of his restaurants. The growth of Meatless Mondays is a wonderful thing.
The surveys are in. We are the champions. According to Euromonitor International and the USDA, US consumers top out the charts by consuming the most packaged food per capita. In fact, our packaged purchases outnumber our fresh ones by 31%. Yes, we are truly excellent at buying and consuming 787 pounds per year of frozen
I first had real, full on fresh and fragrant truffles in Tuscany. It was life-altering, entering restaurants during truffle season, where an intoxicating scent seemed to hover in the air. Ordering a plateful of gnocchi with white truffles was like participating in a bacchanal that dated back into the ancient Roman days. The warm, pillowy