Urban Artisanal: Sophia’s Greek Yogurt

In my upcoming book Small Batch: Pickles, Cheese, Chocolate, Spirits and the Return of Artisanal Food, I interviewed more than fifty pickle, cheese, chocolate, and spirit artisans from around the country – many in person, some on the phone, and … Continue reading

Food Book Fair

The first ever Food Book Fair, held in the beautiful Wythe Hotel on Williamsburg’s waterfront in Brooklyn, was held last weekend. However, I believe the moniker of “fair” does not do justice to the panels and discussions on food culture, … Continue reading


A Truly Unique Cookbook: The Farm by Ian Knauer

Like so many home cooks and food devotees ( I will resist the dreaded “f” word), I love paging through cookbooks even when I’m not planning my next meal. I use them for inspiration (I need a new idea for … Continue reading