Wanted to try Anson Mills polenta, but they have a four-bag minimum per order.  So, I ordered two bags of polenta, a bag of hominy, and a bag of farro — with no real plan for what to do with them.  Sometimes I have a sudden whim, but then a new idea springs to mind … Continue Reading

My local fish market called the other day. Them: We have a note that you had recently inquired about razor clams.  Still interested? Me: Yes. Them: When do you want to pick them up? Me: On my way (as I’m running out the door)….be there in a few minutes. Them: Wow, that was fast. Had razor clams for the first … Continue Reading

The connection between food and memory is powerful. Most of my fondest food memories are from experiences later in life, including recent Mediterranean travels, as food was not a big deal in my family growing up (and I’ve been trying to make up for it ever since). The first time I had sea urchin was … Continue Reading