Pizza has developed a somewhat undeserved reputation as junk food. Indeed, it can be junk food, if an all-white flour crust is covered with processed tomato sauce, questionable slices of processed meat, and something vaguely resembling cheese. Pizza can also be a gourmet dish, or a delivery mechanism for all sorts of fruits and vegetables, […]

Cookie Madness

Twas three weeks before Christmas and all through the house / Every creature was stirring, yes, even that mouse! What are we all stirring? Why, cookie dough, of course! Yes, it’s that time of year, the time when I break out the butter and cocoa and chocolate chips and go into my cookie-baking frenzy. Being […]

The Wonderful World of Chanukah

With Chanukah starting tomorrow night, my thoughts turn, naturally, to food. Specifically, fried and oil-based food, so as to commemorate the miracle of the oil. The main food that comes to most people’s minds is potato latkes, those tasty Eastern European pancakes, served hot and spread with sour cream or apple sauce. But there is […]

Unusual Vegetables

I never thought I’d be writing a blog entry about cauliflower, but sometimes I surprise myself. I’m fascinated by unusual, heritage varieties of vegetables, like purple carrots and orange tomatoes. Recently some of my favourite supermarkets have been carrying unusual varieties of cauliflower. They have the normal white ones, plus the orange, green and purple […]