Friday Cocktail Hour: OYO Rye Manhattan

The OYO Manhattan/Photo by iPad Ohio comes to Manhattan this week for the Friday cocktail hour, which I will enjoy, shivering but happy, on my fire escape in the West Village, with Columbus–based OYO clear rye whiskey, sweet vermouth, bitters, and the indulgent Luxardo maraschino cherries (picked up around the corner at...more

Anthony Bourdain on Today’s Chefs

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Twenty: Cooking with Your Kids

Christopher Freeman, and his kids Tatum and Cash children cooking together/photo by Justin Park-Yanovitch Christopher Freeman began his adult life, as I did, aspiring to be a novelist, and was exactly as successful at it as I was. For money work, he was an academic book editor, a job he found so personally soul-killing, he turned to his love of food. He’s now not just a cook and caterer in D.C., he’s security-cleared to work in the White House and at other State venues, including all the dinners at our Vice President’s residence ....more

Events Update & Friday Cocktail Hour: Clover Club

Clover Club. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman. Gearing up for the publication of EGG: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient, herewith a fab cocktail that uses egg white for body and nutrition ....more

Vegetable Porn

Baby turnips, greens and all, sautéed in butter. All veggies from The Chef’s Garden. All pix by Donna Turner Ruhlman ....more

Friday Cocktail Hour: Operation Neptune

Operation Neptune Every now and then a request to guest post comes in and while I don’t always accept them, the following cocktail from...more

Dreaming of Gascony

Duck Confit for sale at a market in Gascony/photos by Donna Turner Ruhlman It’s been twenty-five years since I remember a Cleveland winter with such deep cold for so long as this. So when Donna, going through some old files, sent me some photos from our summer travel in Gascony for this Conde Nast Traveler story, I longed for summer in a completely new way. Not for summer to arrive but for me to arrive in summer, a summer evening in Gascony ....more

Egg Pre-Order Available Now

Photo by Donna Little Brown, my esteemed publisher, has set up a page for pre-ordering my new book, Egg: A Culinary Exploration of the World’s Most Versatile Ingredient. As a bonus for pre-ordering, they’re offering a free, signed flowchart, which is visual display of the entire book on a four-and-a-half-foot piece of paper (the cover gives you something of an idea of the chart, though only an idea). Donna wrote out the original flowchart by hand, five feet of parchment paper, which served as the book proposal ....more

Friday Cocktail Hour: The Greyhound

The classic greyhound. Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman. I’m continuing the citrus binge as it’s a remedy for the winter blasts we’ve been getting ....more


Pancakes! Photo by Donna Turner Ruhlman. I love pancakes on winter mornings ....more