Chocolate. Mmmm. Chocolate.

About a month ago my wife and I attended the Seattle Luxury Chocolate Salon. With a name like that, I had no idea what to expect. When we showed up we paid our $20 admission (<cough>) and walked in. When we arrived, it looked like a miniature version of every computer trade show I’ve ever…

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My Oven is On Fire

I don’t mean this metaphorically, nor do I mean that the food in the oven is on fire. I mean, “The oven is on fire.” As in, the wires in the controller switch overheated, the insulation melted, they arced, and the insulation caught fire. Had I not been standing right there when it happened, I…

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A Note on Knives

Earlier this week someone asked me about which knife to buy. I launched into an exegesis that would have amazed, then bored, even Alton Brown. He said I should write it down, so I am. At a book reading, I once asked Anthony Bourdain what one kitchen gadget he couldn’t live without. When I said,…

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