Long Gone Restaurants

This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on December 28, 2005   Another year’s end, accompanied by that familiar, heady combination of fizzing anticipation for the fresh, untrammeled days ahead, laced with mellow, sweet nostalgia for those long gone. If there is ever a time for maudlin sentimentality, this would be it and,…

Upside Down Desserts

This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on December 14, 2005 I guess I am just missing the pastry gene. In general, you know, I love to cook. Working in the kitchen teases and delights my senses, filling me with joy and with solace as I dice vegetables for rich stock, breath the…