Layer of life street food What’s the value of . . . street food? It depends on where we go, what we’re willing to experience, and how we interpret sources of life. I closed The Cookery for a while last month and explored Syria. With my kids in tow, we found our daily bread along […]
Reusable food containers and tools help cut the waste. The spork, that practical spoon-fork-knife combo, isn’t just for kids – but it works well for the lunchbox-toting school crowd. We use sporks for campouts, school lunches and day trips, and the reusable utensils always make the return trip back to a sudsy sink. If you’re packing a lunch, planning a picnic or just […]
True to our word, The Cookery won’t pass on recipes that we haven’t tested. I fell for this Spicy Egg Drop Soup last fall when my cousin prepared it here in Austin. Kathie keeps a busy schedule with a daily train commute on the East Coast, and when she returns to the nest at the work day’s end, she occasionally recovers […]
Today marks two years of blogging at The Cookery. To sum it up, we shy away from food propaganda, and believe in giving credit where it’s due. When we started receiving a high volume of hits on a few or our personal Cub Scout posts early in 2009, we answered the call with a guest post from Pack 61’s Ken […]
Jane Manaster takes this cookery post from Austin back to England with Minding the English . . . Jane was raised in England long ago when eating roast heart or stewed tripe served with a glutinous white sauce were not uncommon. No special names disguised their identity! English food unjustly has a very bad reputation. Wangle an invitation to someone’s home […]
Hits and misses . . . there’s no mistaking this sure miss. Can this flan be saved? For presentation’s sake, little hope rests in recovering the flan. Can it still be eaten? Around here, of course. Part of it has already been enjoyed at the time of this posting. Looks really aren’t everything. The flan still delivers, despite disappointment.
The Foodie BlogRoll continues to roll with inspiration and energy. With a small bow to The Leftover Queen and The Foodie Blogroll, here’s a note of appreciation for this diverse collection of food blogs. Check out the site’s 5 Random Blogs. If you’re looking for ideas, answers, menus and more, this well of foodie resources serves it up on […]
Guess who’s listening? This time, it was me. Overheard at the youth league baseball park (where I’m earning a VIP pass in the bleacher seats), a couple of parents–undoubtedly the primary food managers for their families–moaned over struggles to keep the pantry stocked with worthy food. When I heard that they were running to the store every day for […]