So what am I?

So what am I?

Savannah, Georgia. August 16, 2017: It’s hot as hell and humid as a steam bath outdoors, but cooking is my sole comfort in these maddening times. It’s as though we — the majority of Americans — have been slighted by our newly elected officials who do not represent us or our profoundly patriotic values. So what are we, chopped liver? I have been out of town and have not been shopping. I look in the refrigerator and freezer...

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The Best Oyster Knife I Have Ever Used

The Best Oyster Knife I Have Ever Used

The Best Oyster Knife I Have Ever Used While vacationing in the Languedoc, in southern France, in November 2014, I found myself again and again eating the delicious local oysters. In Carcassonne in the great gourmand épicerie, La Ferme,  I purchased one of these knives because it was not only “the best” that they had, but the one that felt right in my hand. (You can read about my vacation here.) The knife is made from nickel-free surgical...

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