Five Days of Sandwiches

But there is great dignity in allowing oneself to keep clear about what is good, and it is what I think of when I hear the term "good taste." Whether things were ever simpler than they are now, or better if they were, we can't know. We do know that people have always found ways…

Falling for Fennel

"I never change, I simply become more myself." - Joyce Carol OatesI have a small confession to make; from that one simple cocktail of Campari and Fennel, a new love affair has come into my life: I am in love with fennel. And when I say "in love," I mean head over heels, wildly crazy…

Dressing up Dinner with "Red Passion"

I must rejoice beyond the bounds of time...even though the world be appalled at my joy, and in its coarseness knows not what I mean. -Ruysbroeck the Admirable (from Huysmans' "Against Nature")It's only February 3 and I've already broken one of my resolutions for the new year: did I not, back when 2011 had just…