Monthly Archives: December 2009

Year-old ham, dried bacon and Christmas marvels

All sorts of wonderful treats are on the table at Christmas time. And I’m especially proud of some that we served last night for pre-dinner drinks. A dry-cured ham that had been hanging in my cellar for a little over a year and some delightful air-dried bacon from this fall’s Operation Half-Pig accompanied the just-finished [...]
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Mixing it up in the wok: Italian flavors in a Chinese cooking vessel

In the days when I dabbled in creative management consulting, over ten years ago, one case study that came up was how Canon had redefined its business, at one point. I’m telling this from memory, so details may be off somewhat, but bear with me. Instead of considering itself as a manufacturer of particular goods [...]
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Going whole-hog with a half pig: how I got meat for the winter and decided to start a food blog

To really get what food is all about, you have to make it. I don't mean you can't enjoy it if you don't get your hands in there, but to really get a sense of how a good meal comes together, to understand why a dish is successful or not, there's nothing quite like practical experience.
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