Author: John MacDowall

I was born in Poughkeepsie, NY. We moved to a farm during middle school where I learned about raising animals and growing food. Now, I live in the affluent suburbs of Washington, DC and wonder why people eat the way they do.

Salumi mold?

Salumi mold?

This is a top round roast. Generally, a somewhat bland, lean, boring piece of beef. I thought it would be a good candidate for bresaola. Bresaola is a delicious salumi. No, I’m not spelling it wrong. It’s not salami. Salami is to hamburger what salumi is to a roast. Whole muscle, cured, spiced, and dried. …

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Cookbook Review: Cooked by Michael Pollan

Cookbook Review: Cooked by Michael Pollan

In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the four classical elements—fire, water, air, and earth— to transform the stuff of nature into delicious things to eat and drink. Apprenticing himself to a succession of culinary masters, Pollan learns how to grill with …

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