Wine and Walnuts

A blog about eating, drinking, cooking and reading in the not so Deep South

I Heart Mark Bittman

Kimberly Houston | October 27, 2010

Because I’m working on a freelance piece I have due very soon, I’m going to do what I sometimes do when I’m either, A., busy, busy, busy, or B., feeling uninspired (it happens. Today it’s because of the busy thing, though) —  and that’s share some cool food or wine related content from elsewhere.
In today’s New York [...]

Wednesday Bonanza: New York Times Dining and Wine Section

Kimberly Houston | February 17, 2010

Hello dear readers, who I love enormously.
It’s Wednesday, so it’s time to delve into our favorite newspaper food section, today’s NY Times Dining and Wine section, and see what we can find. Some Wednesdays, there’s not one thing in there that piques my interest, but today’s section was lousy with interesting reads.
First up, a gossipy piece on [...]

Get Saucy: Mark Bittman Does Spiced Red Lentil Dal

Kimberly Houston | January 7, 2010


[picappgallerysingle id="8760"]I’m becoming a really big fan of Mark Bittman these days.  Every Wednesday in the online version of the New York Times Dining and Wine section, there he is, with a recipe and a video, entertaining and enlightening us. His recipes are  always interesting and seem (mostly) super easy, but so far, I’ve followed [...]

Cooking Pasta Risotto Style, with Mark Bittman

Kimberly Houston | December 2, 2009

Today’s New York Times Dining and Wine section features a great little article and video with Mark Bittman, cooking pasta risotto style.  Now me, I’ve never heard of this, but apparently other people have, and do this thing.  I got so excited by the very idea, I thought, hey, I’m going to try it this [...]