Recipe Sketchbook: Barbecue Pork Banh Mi Sandwich

Hosting a picnic for about twenty people, I needed to come up with a few sandwich ideas.  Sandwiches that would be big taste ‘bang’ for the buck, that people would like and, most importantly, that I was interested in making.  Immediately I thought of the Vietnamese Banh Mi.  One of my all-time favorite foods.  but [...]

In The Recipe Lab: Fergus Henderson’s ‘Trotter Gear’

These recent wintery days have had me thinking about great cold-weather meals that I have had.  One such memory is from Christmas 2006 when the boss and I spent the Holiday kicking around Paris.  We had no agenda (an no relatives to visit) other than to wander the city for a couple days with only an eye [...]

Post Cereal ‘Vintage’ Packaging; Remember The Good Ol’ Days

We eat cereal around here like we are trying to win a James Beard Foundation award for Cereal Eating.  Too bad there isn’t such an award.  Sam Sifton could write a review; “The breadth and depth of Demian’s cereal eating portrays an insatiable appetite for milk-covered grain-based breakfast products and a passion for the craft.  [...]