Happy President’s Day from Lincoln’s Kitchen

The first sentence in Rae Katherine Eighmey’s book, Abraham Lincoln in the Kitchen: A Culinary View of Lincoln’s Life and Times, begins– “Abraham Lincoln cooked!” The words leapt off the pages of my sixty-nine-year-old copy of Rufus Wilson’s Lincoln Among His Friends. I could hardly believe what I was reading. Yet there it was. Phillip… Read More Happy President’s Day from Lincoln’s Kitchen

Food Poem- The Poet’s Occasional Alternative by Grace Paley

As a hungryphilosopher I relate to this poem deeply. Creative work of any kind is both so difficult and so enjoyable. Sometimes I just want to be received. For me, cooking has been that easy creative connection with others. This poem by Grace Paley describes the urgent need for “responsive eatership” deliciously. Enjoy! I was… Read More Food Poem- The Poet’s Occasional Alternative by Grace Paley

First World Food Warning: Taco trucks at every corner

Usually, I post benign, seemingly non-political musings about food as social glue. I know this is old news but I’m fascinated by a perceived immigrant threat represented through food. In this case, the threat that increased latin immigration in the U.S will result in food trucks at every street corner turned into a joke, as most… Read More First World Food Warning: Taco trucks at every corner

Inorganic Recipes from Artist Charles A. Gick

Don’t miss this extraordinary exhibition about ordinary things, like dirt and spoons. Here is why… This local studio to gallery recipe grows out of a Catholic farming family in Indiana. Artist and inorganic chef, Charles Gick, has been perfecting the cracked earth recipe since his childhood on the farm, drawing with a stick on summer… Read More Inorganic Recipes from Artist Charles A. Gick