Most of the time with cooking and eating, the rules are clear.
Writing about flavor can challenge even the most practiced wordsmiths.
What if we cooks were all citizen scientists?
There’s no substitute for tasting as you go along.
What is it about the Saint Valentine’s Day Hustle?
The newly complicated potluck paradigm.
Though we eat with our mouths, we shop with our eyes.
Joan appreciates the gifts that come from messing about — in the kitchen, and everywhere else, too.
When her friend said he was making a ‘giant Italian dish,’ he wasn’t kidding.
Joan’s kitchen structures the whole of her life.
Joan Menefee meditates on her latest baked creation.
What an essay, grape jelly, and my house have in common.
Joan Menefee recalls many holiday seasons behind the counter.
Is hunting the expression of a democratic impulse?
What is a food-writing workshop, anyway?
A father’s legacy
The vegetarian-cooking pioneer
Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more
Good on everything