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Gregory Mowery
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OVEN-FRIED CHICKEN AND OTHER CHILDHOOD FOOD MEMORIES
Oven-Fried Chicken Nearly two years ago, my mother died. She was just shy of 83. For the most part, we had a terrible relationship (as she had with all of her four sons). But that part of the story is more than likely for a book on surviving a dysfunctional...

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IT APPEARS "THE SAVEUR 100" IS NO LONGER!
The last three Saveur 100 issues Every January for more than a decade now, I've looked forward to "The Saveur 100" a regular feature of the magazine's "favorite places, tools, ingredients, cookbooks recipes, restaurants, and more." I even saved issues devot...

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WHY I DON'T LIKE RUTH REICHL'S COOKING MEMOIR WITH RECIPES
I'm not sure why, but somewhere into the first 50 pages of MY KITCHEN YEAR: 136 RECIPES THAT SAVED MY LIFE (Random House; $35.00), Ruth Reichl's memoir with recipes, really began to piss me off. Ruth Reichl was fired as editor-in-chief of Gourmet along with...

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THANKSGIVING DINNER ANXIETY
I really do feel sympathy for those afflicted with acute Thanksgiving anxiety over issues such as gravy or the proper way to roast a turkey. Stuff it or not stuff it. There is an avalanche of information about preparing a Thanksgiving feast, easily obtainab...

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LIDIA BASTIANICH DELIVERS HER MASTER'S TREATISE ON ITALIAN COOKING
I suppose every good writer of Italian cookbooks wants to leave behind that one big book that will be a summation of all they have done in the field. I'm not sure the late, great and cranky, Marcella Hazan had that in mind when she wrote the first volume of...

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Pluot Preserves From My Back Yard Tree

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STOP DEMONIZING THE PRESSURE COOKER!
The T-Fal Pressure Cooker I recently re-organized my kitchen drawers and put the pressure gauge for my 35-year-old pressure cooker in a new place. Now I can't find it. I'm not going to live without a pressure cooker and that's that. You can keep your slow c...

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Some inspired reorganization of my house this spring. Now it's time to get out into the garden!
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