Recipes aren’t a major feature of this site. Why not? Because I believe they can be a deterrent to cooking. If you’re new to the kitchen, you’re probably familiar with the panic that comes from a long list of ingredients. Complicated recipes might mean a trip to the store, scouring aisles for things you’ve never heard of while worrying whether you’re going to follow the directions correctly and enjoy the final product. Minimal recipes are often boring or dependent on processed foods high in salt.

I use recipes less and less these days. I’m more interested in learning the principles behind the things I like to eat, so I can make dinner with whatever I have on hand. This approach has made me a more confident cook and has resulted in less wasted food. It’s the approach I’d like to share with you. Here’s what you’ll find in my recipe posts:

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