How to Buy Pots and Pans

If you’re replacing your posts and pans with more frequency than you think is reasonable, it’s probably because you’re not buying them with quality in mind. Stop that. In your kitche... Read More

Restaurant Review: Charutzim

Going out to eat at a sit-down restaurant should be a pleasant experience from start to finish. In my restaurant reviews, I judge a restaurant on the quality they claim to be. A subjective standard, i... Read More

Vacation Food Blog

There’s always something interesting cooking when I’m on vacation. Sometimes, I even get to cook it. If I remember, I might even take pictures!... Read More

The ‘Coal, Hard Facts

It’s summertime, just in case you missed the needle spiking up near 90°F. When the temperatures get that hot, no one wants to stand in the kitchen cooking, where it gets even more unpleasant... Read More

Some Like it Hot

From Mexico to Mali, nearly every cuisine on the planet embraces the hot pepper. Even French cuisine has a few spicy dishes, but they tend to come from the more rustic southern region, Andalusia and P... Read More

What the Heck Are They Doing to #4s?

So a while ago my wife brought home a #4. Well, some chunk of a #4. It seems that someone, somewhere had a good idea. They apparently cut down a very large #4 so that they could sell it in pieces, pro... Read More

Kitchen Chemistry: pH and Leavening

There are a number of cookbook authors out there that are popular with the kosher kitchen crowd. I hesitate to disparage them publicly, because I certainly don’t want to invite criticism of my a... Read More