Chasing the Dragon: My Quest for the Perfect Loaf

Baking bread is almost an ideal hobby: it’s inexpensive (well, maybe not if you use walnuts and buy over-the-top cookware), satisfying, and almost always rewarding. Making bread for other people is an understated way of showing you care about them. But there is a dark side. It’s very easy to make a good loaf of…

Our Long Pour: “The Paper Plane”

Aperol has never been my favourite thing. It’s like the McDonald’s drink syrup of my youth got older, but refused to grow up. Here, Amaro Nonino, bourbon and lemon juice take the errant hooch to the woodshed and wipe the silly grin off its face. What remains is still sweet, day-glo orange and tangerine-forward, but…

Black Tie Potato Chips: Pommes Maxim

Here’s my spin on a classic potato preparation, Pommes Maxim: overlapping rounds of thinly sliced, buttered potatoes baked and served alongside meat or fish. You can take this simple formula in a couple of directions – both of them deliriously tasty – depending on how thinly you slice your potatoes. At 1/8th of an inch,…