cooking

The lure of the dollar store

In an article in the New York Times this week, a chef chronicles his attempts to prepare a week's worth of gourmet meals from groceries bought...

Peasant food: Making summer last

When I was four years old, my family moved from a small house in Fairfax, Virginia to a huge place a few miles outside of town. Although the...

Peasant Food: In the soup

As I've been working on these Peasant food posts, I've gotten a lot of good ideas from readers. Carol, a truly impressive home economist, pointed out...

Cook with friends and save dough

Here's a great way to save money and have fun at the same time: Cook with a friend. I started cooking with my girlfriends a few years ago, and found...