The Power of Donuts and the Transformation of the Human Psyche

The Tart Little PiggyI've been thinking about this painting by Lee Price a lot lately:("Sunday" Oil on Linen, by Lee Price)...more

The Best Burger a Farm-Raised Midwesterner Has Ever Had

On his birthday, what do you make for a man who was raised on a Midwestern farm, spent time in the Navy, and now writes poetry and runs ultra-marathons in Alaska? You dig the grill out from under the snow, fill up your propane tank, and make him a cheeseburger with local grass-fed beef, that’s what....more

Madara Hill

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A Food Blogger's Manifesto

“People ask me: Why do you write about food, and eating and drinking? Why don’t you write about the struggle for power and security, and about love, the way others do? The easiest answer is to say that, like most other humans, I am hungry.” —M. F. K. Fisher, Gastronomical Me...more

Sourdough Bread Pudding, Funerals, and the Power of Communion

Michael Manly Miles was hard drinking and hard working, angry and funny, fearless and reckless, one hell of a farmer, and one loyal son of a bitch....more

Stuck in the Middle With Balut

My students eat dog. OK, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it’s not exactly a lie....more