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SHIFT LIST: Levon WallaceFor Levon Wallace, whipping up a signature dish in the kitchen isn’t unlike songwriting. “Some of the best cooking happens when it's freeform, when it's fluid, when it comes from the heart,” Wallace says. “Sure, we're relying on things like muscle memory and technique, which any musician worth their weight…
Food and DrinkSep 14, 2017

As I type this, I am confiined to the attic of my house. Sitting on the carpet, I can feel the hum of the drill below. Downstairs, there are several nice men sanding, painting, and returning light fixtures to their proper places. Since the day we closed on this house a few months ago, we…

Food and DrinkAug 10, 2017

Back with another blogisode of Make ‘Em Like It, where I, your humble cooker (yeah, I totes just made that a noun) hope to inspire you to take risks on preparing foods that you or your loved ones haven’t generally taken a liking to in the past. In this blogisode, it’s all about rice and…

Food and DrinkJul 13, 2017

People have strong feelings about mushrooms -- mushrooms and cilantro. One might overhear a conversation about them and mistake the subject for politics or religion. There are words like "hate," "disgusting," and "adore." I happen to love them. The earthy, umami taste of mushrooms is something I crave. Some of my favorite ways to eat them are in…

Food and DrinkJun 8, 2017

My relationship with food is nothing like my relationship with people. They say that, if a person shows you who they are, believe them. It’s that age-old belief that you can’t change people -- so why try?Food is the polar opposite. Take Brussels sprouts, for instance. When you’re six years old and somebody gives you what tastes…

Food and DrinkMay 11, 2017

As I sit here typing, I am coming down from the inevitable sugar high that occurs when these bars are in my kitchen. I had two of them fresh out of the oven, because of course I did. And that was after I had several bites while kneading the butter in the mixture of flour, oats, and nuts.…