Sizzle & Sear

Originally posted on The Terrified Amateur:
Food is why this journal exists, of course, yet the voyage only begins with taste.  By the time the plate is brought to the table, at least two of the senses are engaged, followed by a third and a fourth when the dish is sampled.  In a few cases,…

Homemade Thin Crust Pizza

When making a thin crust pizza, the dough needs to be near perfect. And I think mine comes pretty close, thanks to long but fruitful experiments. This recipe is quick and easy, taking only about an hour or so to make. As for the toppings, there’s nothing specific, of course. I usually add onions, tomatoes,…

Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange is a ‘black comedy’ according to Wikipedia, although I failed to see it, set in a future where youth violence has gotten out of control. Published in 1963, when youth violence was a frequent occurrence in England, it revolves around the question, ‘reformation at what cost?’

Chocolate Brioche

This French delicacy is a light and tender pastry, usually cooked with either fruits or chocolate. They are served on their own, and sometimes used as a basis for other desserts. The first time I tried these, they came out well enough, but practice brings improvement and before you know, you’re baking a fantastic loaf…