We lose our bearings when we attempt to satisfy ourselves with what is counterfeit, false, and fundamentally unsatisfying. Here in the west we’re trained in excess, instructed to consume more, and misled by advertising designed to facilitate profit to the extent that we double down on the “more is better” philosophy. In consequence, we load up on what cannot satisfy, hoping that sheer volume will make the difference. But it never will.
this was also a subtle reminder that there’s always something to learn, new flavors to engage, ideas that we haven’t considered before. This is what we learn from people who are not like us, groups who make us nervous, other ethnicities, immigrants, folk we don’t usually associate with.
final of three Blue Apron reviews from the kitchen at Maul-Hall
Here, as promised, is my latest “Blue Apron” recipe review – our second such meal this week. Friday evening I prepared the Spicy Shrimp Coconut Curry. This time I’m awarding the meal a grade of “B-minus,” having lost a few points for less-than-stellar directions. Once again, the flavor profile was … Continue Reading Second Blue Apron review – Shrimp Coconut Curry
Our first meal was the Moroccan Chicken with Prunes and Brown Rice. It was excellent, and I’d give it a solid “B” on my rating scale
First, a note to my readers: Posting in this blog is seldom an end to itself ; the writing that shows up in this space is usually part of a bigger picture that’s playing out in a new book I’m writing, a class I’m teaching, a conference I’m scheduled to … Continue Reading living faith in ALL CAPS and with bold font!
Here’s a simple question: How do you throw a successful dinner party? Well, the answer is fairly straightforward: Have amazing friends. After that, the rest is easy. Good food helps, of course. Great food is even better. The key ingredient, however, is people, and around here we have the absolute … Continue Reading the best of people plus the best of food adds up to the best of times…