Slow Down with Sorbet

This post was originally published as a column in the Bloomington Herald Times on May 31, 2006 There is nothing like cooking with professionals to instill a little humility in the amateur chef. Since I’ve been writing this food column, nearly four years now, I have found myself in the kitchen with the experts several…

Wonton Lust

This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on May 17, 2006 Back before the advent of all-you-can-eat Chinese buffets (yes, hard to believe there was once a time when proprietors of a cuisine famous for fast, healthy, last minute cooking didn’t let food sit around forever on steam tables), eggrolls were truly a…

Asparagus

This post originally appeared in the Bloomington Herald Times on May 3, 2006 Benjamin Franklin had something to say about asparagus, as he did about so many things: “A few stems of Asparagus eaten, shall give our Urine a Disagreeable Odour,” he wrote in 1781, in a discourse on ways to make noxious bodily discharges…