Lutefisk: Holiday Culinary Science Courtesy of Garrison Keillor

“Lutefisk is cod that has been dried in a lye solution. It looks like the dessicated cadavers of squirrels run over by trucks, but after it is soaked and reconstituted and the lye is washed out and it’s cooked, it looks more fish-related, though with lutefisk, the window of success is small. It can be […]

The RIPE Stuff

One of the best gifts I received this year was a flat of tomato seedlings from Arthur Allen, author of RIPE: The Search for the Perfect Tomato. After several years of tomato blight in our urban DC garden, my husband and I were excited to receive the plants in April from Art, who, let’s face […]

Nutritional Wasteland

This just in from the Firm-Grasp-of-the-Obvious Department: Television is a nutritional wasteland. According to a report published in the June issue of theJournal of the American Dietetic Association, researchers watched 96 hours of prime-time broadcast TV over 28 days and analyzed food commercials. Their earth-shattering¬†conclusion? A 2,000-calorie diet consisting entirely of advertised foods would contain […]