My blogs

About me

Industry Engineering
Occupation Air pollution control technology
Location Berkeley, California
Introduction Most of my posts will be about food and cooking, but I also like to write about the natural world and art. Food is interesting, and many bloggers can write only about that subject, but I can't. Too many other things interest me. The "nature posts" are usually about Northern California, but should have something to interest you no matter where you live (almost everyone has trees and birds). I grew up in mid-Michigan eating a post-war midwestern diet: plenty of fast food, jello, crispy shell tacos, casseroles, and the like. It was all skillfully prepared, but came out of a fairly narrow cultural window. It wasn't until I moved to Berkeley to go to graduate school that my culinary world opened up. You can also find some of my writing at The Ethicurean and Eat Local Challenge.
Interests Cooking, art, nature, birding, music, bicycling
Favorite Movies North by Northwest, Vertigo, City Lights, Annie Hall, Some Like it Hot, Singin' in the Rain, Laura, The Apartment, The September Issue, Dark Passage, Roman Holiday
Favorite Music Felt Mountain (Goldfrapp), Tales of Us (Goldfrapp), Faithless Street (Whiskeytown), Ryan Adams, Duke Ellington, Sirens of the Sea (Oceanlab / Above & Beyond), Saxophone Colossus (Sonny Rollins), Stop Making Sense (Talking Heads)
Favorite Books Leviathan: A History of Whaling in America (Eric Jay Dolin), Dispatches (Michael Herr), The Inland Sea (Donald Richie), The Box (Marc Levinson)