First Principles, Clarice. Simplicity.

Turns out June has finally rolled around here in the midwest, which means Spring is still about a month away from boinging.

Seriously. It barely hit 60F today.

Fortunately my Fresh Fork Market CSA that I love so dearly started up the summer shares this week, so I got to prematurely boing. Into spring. …Yeah, […]


When you start with quality ingredients, it’s shocking how little is necessary to make something incredible. This heirloom tomato, for example:

This requires salt and a mouth in which to stuff it. That is all.

And yes, my favorite bamboo cutting block has huge gouges in it. I only use it for vegetables and […]

Omelette you finish

Ah, eggs. I see you there. Scrambled, fried, boiled, sometimes poached. Frequently depressingly overcooked and underseasoned. Did you know that after Bon Appetit did that big feature article on you, they didn’t even put your photo on the cover? No, they didn’t tell you, did they? Well just have a look. That’s right, that sticky […]

Do Something Simple!

Putting together a spectacular feast can be a wonderful thing, but sometimes we just don’t have the time or energy to engineer a meal that will span the course of an evening and inundate the dreams of those fortunate enough to have savored its pleasures for nights to come. Yes, that’s right, sometimes even epicurious […]