When I was in college in Raleigh, North Carolina, my roommate, Betsy, was from Chapel Hill, some 20 miles away.
Charles Scott is shopping for groceries at a Philadelphia food pantry, busily clicking away at a computer to select his choices of onions, tomatoes and frozen corn.
If you've been out to eat at any trendy restaurant during the past five years or have watched any food competition show, you probably have heard of umami.
Back-to-school fever reaches a high pitch this week. Minds will turn (yes, some reluctantly) from swimming to sums, from camps to compositions.
Growing up in North Carolina where seafood is plentiful, I tended to take shrimp in summer for granted.
A couple of weeks ago I bought a case of tomatoes that weren't quite pretty enough to sell full price.
The best part of homemade granola isn't that it's cheaper. Or even that you can make it with healthier ingredients.
This is the ultimate breakfast-for-dinner dish: bacon, eggs and toast (in the form of buttery crumbs), combined with spaghetti.
Roasting is my default cooking method for just about any veggie.
I have a confession to make. I never order steaks in restaurants. That's because it is so easy to make an outstanding steak at home.
Need a break from the grill? Probably not, but it's still good to remember that there are classic summer foods that don't need an open flame to be delicious.
You don't understand it. Your child used to devour any vegetable. Any color. Any taste. You were so proud.
This butter spiked with gochujang is a great gateway recipe to get acquainted with this Korean pantry item.
There was a party going on in Columbus Saturday, a family pasta party.
At last Saturday's farmers' market in Columbus I had a booth selling homemade soups from market products.
I have a serious comfort food association with chicken salad sandwiches.
Did you notice? At about the minute the last firecracker popped on July 4, stores began slipping back-to-school supplies on the shelves.
We tend to think of beef short ribs as a winter dish, something that simmers long and slow in a Dutch oven until fall-apart tender.
It took nearly 20,000 miles to discover this secret, but cracking the code of the perfect poached egg made every one of them worth it. And I'll save you the travel trouble.
A basic strawberry-rhubarb pie is a delightful and iconic part of summer, but why let it rest at that?