Food Preservation: A MAKE Google+ Hangout Oct. 31

Sandor Katz, author of "The Art of Fermention," will be one of the guests on "Food Makers," Wednesday's Google+ Hangout on Air

This week's Food Makers hangout on Google+ will air Oct. 31 at 2pm PT and will focus on food preservation and fermentation. Guests will include Cama Davis from the Portland Meat Collective, Camas Davis of Happy Girl Kitchen and Sandor Katz, author of the encyclopedic "Art of Fermentation" and reigning... Read more »

Making Fancy Cheese at Home

Making cheese isn't anything I ever considered, especially fancy cheese. But recently, I had the pleasure of taking a Beginning Cheese Making class with author and chef Mary Karlin at The Fork, Point Reyes Farmstead Cheese Company's beautiful on-farm cooking class facility. Read more »

Interview with Food Sculptor Ray Villafane

Before we completely close out our Food theme, we wanted to highlight the amazing food art of Ray Villafane. We posted about Ray's "art pumpkins" last year and it's become one of our most popular pieces. Starting off his career as a grade school art teacher, Ray eventually entered the... Read more »

Skill Builder: Office Cooking Hacks

I have a confession to make: I'm a picky eater. My everyday cooking is much more about healthy, simple foods that get the job done than the over-the-top, involved productions that one might imagine the author of a food science book would be concocting. Don't get me wrong, I love... Read more »

How to Make Your Own Gin Without a Still

My favorite bartender/mixologist/drink blogger Jefferey Morgenthaler has written a number of excellent articles about making your own cocktail compounds, such as homemade tonic and grenadine. I recently dug up this oldie but goodie on making gin in your kitchen by infusing neutral spirits or vodka with juniper berries and other... Read more »