Pastiche – artistry mimicking the style of another This is a good word with a strong beginning and subtle ending. It comes from French, as so many English words do thanks to a great degree to William the Conqueror. Google says its use has increased more recently. I wish I’d discovered it earlier, as I […]

Pandemic Baking

The American world has been bridled into itself. Pandemic responses have, to varying degrees, brought us closer to ourselves, and perhaps more fatefully, to our dinner plates. Baking has taken a new role in forced re-discovery. Flour sales are up. Cooking supplies are selling fast. There are anecdotal details that the ovens of a thousand […]