cooking

The “Perils” of Cooking in a Small Town

24 March 2011

How I Organize the Home Test Kitchen It’s ironic, isn’t it, that I developed The Traveler’s Cookbook so I could cook while I traveled, and yet, since I’ve written it, I have not traveled, nor have I even made any travel plans (except for the trip to visit my relatives over Christmas, which doesn’t count [...]

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Quesadillas for Travelers

12 March 2011

Quesadillas always remind me of after-school snacks, and the “Mexican” version of a plain hamburger. Cheese and tortillas — it doesn’t get much simpler for a picky child. Except that quesadillas were never my favorite; in fact, I wanted nothing to do with them when I was a kid. Not being a cheese lover, it [...]

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Reinventing My Travel Philosophy

26 February 2011

Whenever I move to a new place, it’s around the six-month mark that my wanderlust starts to set in again. It doesn’t matter where I am — it happens whether I’m in Alaska or Hawaii or South America — I guess it just matters that I’ve stayed put for half a year. So it’s strange [...]

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For Love of Peanut Butter

9 February 2011

If you’re like me, and you’re American, you probably carry a jar of peanut butter around with you while you travel. While traveling in Europe, I’d mark myself as American every time I walked into a hostel kitchen with peanut butter in my hand. Apparently the only reason European markets even stock the condiment is [...]

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Winter Soup for Travelers

19 January 2011

I’ve been back in Alaska now for just over a week, after a trip to Southern California and Park City, Utah. I went to visit friends and family and get a little skiing in over the holidays. The weather in California was a little rainy but still warm (to me), and in Utah I got [...]

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Giving Back

4 December 2010

Because this is the season for giving, I have been thinking about ways that I can use this platform to give back to the world, for what it has given me. Indeed, this cookbook would not have come about had I not had the opportunity to explore and experience the world, or at least part [...]

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First Print Edition Now Available!

17 November 2010

The Traveler’s Cookbook is now available through lulu.com! The first print edition has just been released. At 48 full-color pages, the cookbook is a great size to tuck into your backpack or travel bag. Buy it now! $21.95 plus shipping The Traveler’s Cookbook is an e-cookbook for people who love to travel and to cook, [...]

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The Traveler’s Cookbook is Now Available!

10 November 2010

The Traveler’s Cookbook is now available! Click the Add to Cart button below, or check out the new The Traveler’s Cookbook page to read the details. It’s a 44-page interactive PDF, consisting of recipes, menus, shopping and cooking tips, measurement alternatives, spice kits, and more! The Traveler’s Cookbook is an e-cookbook for people who love [...]

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Have Spice Kit, Will Travel

31 October 2010

Cooking, I’ve discovered, is nearly impossible without some sort of oil or sauce, and a few spices. Ok, scratch that. It is possible, but it’s difficult, and dishes made without one or another of these things are often flavorless and uninteresting. A pinch of this and a dash of that, on the other hand, go [...]

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Natural Light: An E-Cookbook Project Update

28 October 2010

Looks Good Enough to Eat I’ve had a marathon cooking week. I’ve been cooking every recipe I’m including in the book, along with side dishes and desserts, so that I can photograph each dish before adding it to the cookbook. Food photography is tricky—the food must look appetizing above all else—so I’ve been playing with [...]

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