Sunday, January 17, 2021

Cooking with Ron — 4 Warming Soups (recipes)

When dusk starts to obscure the day at 4:30, when that cool autumn breeze turns into a face-chilling Arctic blast, when you curse yourself in the morning for forgetting your gloves as your fingers...

Afternoon Archive: Ron’s do-it-yourself weekend brunch

It's an "Afternoon Archive" when we thumb through past print editions of Food & Dining Magazine and take another look. In this pandemic-mandated period of social distancing, one can't help noticing how socially communal...

Afternoon Archive: Taco night is colorful, fun and easy — just add tequila

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow ... that's right, literally #TacoTuesday. Today's (early) Afternoon Archive provides a few suggestions for those aiming to celebrate at home.  --- Who doesn’t love tacos? The mere mention of the word...

Cooking with Ron — Fall Foods From the Tree (recipes)

Not so very long ago, fruits and vegetables appeared in markets seasonally - when the food was ripe and tastiest. Strawberries for a few weeks in spring. Sweet peaches and juicy tomatoes during the...

Easy Entertaining — Farmers’ Market Inspired Elegant but Easy Summer Party

We like what late summer here in the Ohio Valley provides us for parties — long, lazy afternoons and evenings; patios and decks ideal for grilling and eating al fresco; sitting in the dark...

Afternoon Archive: Get on the gravy train

Gravy? It's what makes comfort food comforting. Gravy is such an accepted aspect of American cookery that the word – and the food concept behind it – has embedded itself in the American idiom. Boomerang...

(Audio Interviews, Recipes) Celebrity Chef Michelle Bernstein Talks with Comedian, Foodie Mike Glazer

Comedian, writer Mike Glazer (HBO, Food Network, Funny or Die, BuzzFeed, FOX, truTV, FUSE, High Times, Fullscreen, The Chive, CBS, UCB Theatre, and Second City Chicago ) won third place on America's Worst Cooks in 2014...

Afternoon Archive: As American as French apple tarts

As Ron Mikulak explains, the two-crust apple pie familiar to generations of Americans can trace its origins to the European single-crust fruit tart.  --- An earworm from the past has haunted me lately, a 50-year old...

Cooking with Ron: Home cooking — Then and Now

Recently, a neighbor stopped by to give me a little gift, just something she had found while going through her files that she was sure I would be interested in. She presented me with...

Edibles & Potables: Some news, some notes, and an on-line database of 5,000 historical...

A few items of interest for random Sunday reading ... From Cuisine Noir, there's an initiative to help close the racial equity gap in craft beer. The Crowns & Hops “8 Trill Pils Fund,” is launching...