November – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  In October of 2013 a couple who are part of my beloved improv family welcomed a gorgeous baby girl into the world. In order to take some pressure off the new parents, a request was made on their behalf … Continue reading

October – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  I confess I didn’t grow up watching Julia Child. I was certainly aware of her. How could anyone, particularly one with a foodie father, not be? Dad watched her program, and if memory serves, even claimed to have seen … Continue reading

September – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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I’m not the world’s biggest fan of sweet baked goods, generally speaking. When I was a kid, I didn’t care a whole lot for cookies beyond your basic chocolate chip, and I disliked cake so much that I would eat … Continue reading

August – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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  In Atlanta for business in August of 2013, I attended an informal dinner party thrown by some friends. The house where it was held was unbelievable; a vast, yet homey, multilevel wooden mansion next to a creek, on the … Continue reading

July – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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As I’ve written in the past, I didn’t get serious about Food until I was in my 30s, and when I did, I learned the way most home cooks do: in a higgledy piggledy fashion, bouncing from subject to subject … Continue reading

June – 2013 Cookbook Challenge
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A few years back, I was browsing Facebook when I came across a post from a friend, Sarah, asking for folks to help crowdfund her friend’s cookbook. Curious, I checked it out. The only thing I remember of the Kickstarter … Continue reading

Chef Watson – Ground Beef Stroganoff
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Chef Watson – Ground Beef Stroganoff  As you may recall, I have been part of a group of beta testers noodling around with the IBM/Bon Appétit software collaboration, Chef Watson. The following is another of the dishes  I prepared using … Continue reading