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Karelian Piirakkaa: a new-old twist on sandwiches

Handy, tasty and easy to prepare, the traditional Karelian Piirakkaa is a Finnish staple that’s like a bizarre cross between a sandwich and a pierogi.

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Posted by: on Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Categories: Guidance | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments »

The Bratwurst Revolution

Today’s guest post is by Annika Reinhardt. She was born and raised on a farm with pigs, rabbits, and happy chickens in Eastern Germany. As a child she was the pickiest eater and her parents still can’t believe…

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Posted by: on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , | 10 Comments »

Essential Viewing: Dan Barber’s “A surprising parable of foie gras”

A truly inspirational talk by chef Dan Barber recounting a trip that he took to a goose farm in the Extremadura region of Spain run by Eduardo Sousa who not only produces a humane foie gras, but the best foie gras that…

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Posted by: on Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 Comments »

What Are You Eating This Holiday?

Turkey or ham? Mashed or roasted? Sweet or savoury? Christmas cookies or Hannukah latkes? Eggnog or fine wine? Meat or vegetarian? European, North American, Latin, Asian? There are so many traditional dishes that make up…

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Posted by: on Thursday, December 25th, 2008
Categories: Meditations | Tags: , , | 12 Comments »