Monthly Archives: November 2014

Random thoughts in Los Angeles

I’m in Southern California for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I just wanted to collect a bunch of tweets that I made to preserve them for posterity, or something. At least those of you who don’t follow me on Twitter will … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Fred Vultee on the Fox Agenda

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Quote of the Day (Month?). Here’s Wayne State journalism prof Fred Vultee riffing on a partisan jab from the Baltimore Sun‘s TV writer: Fox might or might not think its viewers are … Continue reading

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What I saw (and did) at (and around) LISA’14

I recently got back from my one-per-year business trip, to attend the 2014 LISA Conference, and now that I’ve presented to my group, it’s time to make a more public write-up. I’ll start with some of the more personal or … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ black walnut pie

Almost a week late, here’s a quick rundown on the delicious black walnut pie I made six days ago. The recipe comes from Emily and Melissa Elsen, The Four & Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book, like most of the pies I’ve … Continue reading

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Limited posting schedule for the rest of this month

I’ll be making two trips to the west coast later this month, and that will put a crimp on blog posts for a while (especially the food posts). There will be one more post from last weekend’s cooking, which should … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Cook’s Country’s Five-Alarm Chili

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It’s been a busy cooking weekend for me: in addition to yesterday’s truffles, I also did a black-walnut pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds’ cookbook (post to come later this week), and I finished the weekend off with a huge … Continue reading

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Other people’s recipes: Alice Medrich’s Extra-Bittersweet Ganache Truffles

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This week’s first recipe was born out of a dilemma: last week’s recipe called for a quarter cup of heavy cream. I don’t have anything useful to do with heavy cream, but it’s sold in pint bottles, so I had … Continue reading

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