My Week with the "NYTimes"

¬†As we cooked our way through that stack, I discovered interesting shiftsin the way Times readers have approached food. Desserts experienced a major renaissance during the 1970s, as the writers served up ambitious cakes, extraordinarily sweet American pies, and a novel concept called the French tart. Pastry chefs then cut back on the sugar and…

Russia, Californiafied

Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next.-Lewis Carroll (Alice in Wonderland)On Saturday, it really was like I found myself in another world when I went to the Legion…

Winter Wonderland

The fog comeson little cat feet.It sits looking overharbor and cityon silent haunchesand then moves on.-Carl SandburgI'd like to preface this post by saying that, despite my choice of title, I'm more than aware that it's summer; I also know that, in some parts of the country, it's 100 degrees and positively sweltering, making everybody…