Think, Read, Cook

Because no single way of eating works for everybody.

In Honour of My Father: After the Ham

My dad was a ham freak. Like his father before him, he would eat ham in pretty much any form. Baked ham, fried ham, ham sandwiches, ham omelettes, ham croquettes. … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 11 Comments

Thank You So Much

Hi everyone, Just wanted to thank you all very, very much for your good wishes while I was away. Death is part of life, I know, but it’s not a … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

Sorry I’ve been away…

My apologies for not having posted in the last few days. I got word that my father was in hospital and was not expected to recover; he passed away on … Continue reading

June 23, 2013 · 8 Comments

Crispy Chicken – Hold the Disasters

There are two problems with deep-frying chicken: it makes for a lot of fat in your dinner, and it makes it easy to set your house on fire. My next-door … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 11 Comments

Squishy Red Thing Soup

See those little red things? We’re going to make soup out of them. Not the green things, or the yellow things… though they make perfectly good soup as well. No, … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · 14 Comments

These Potatoes Want YOU!

Today I thought I’d try something new. You see, I have a lot of leftover mashed potatoes. I’ll bet you’ve been in that position yourself now and then. There they … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · 23 Comments

Beyond the Food of Kings

Did the ancient Egyptians eat rice? Probably not – rice cultivation, it seems, wasn’t likely introduced there until the 7th century AD. The certainly ate lentils, though; there’s evidence in … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 21 Comments

Socratic Potatoes

Did Socrates eat potatoes? No; but that was then. These days every Greek restaurant in my city offers the special Greek style roasted potatoes. Do you know the ones I … Continue reading

May 28, 2013 · 17 Comments

Prime Rib: Now 76% Less Intimidating!

I cooked my first prime rib roast yesterday. Given the number of years I’ve been alive – which I’m not prepared to state at this point – you’d think I’d … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · 19 Comments

Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Grains: Pasta!

The other day, having lunch with friends at IKEA (because every furniture store should have a cafeteria in it, especially one licensed to serve alcohol), I noticed that they had … Continue reading

May 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

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