Cooking is like love. It should be entered into with abandon or not at all.

This famous quote is from writer Harriet Van Horne and it began her article Not for Jiffy Cooks in Vogue magazine in 1956. In the article Van Horne spoke of the beauty of quality ingredients and taking time to cook rather than using “premixed, prewhipped, pre-stewed foods that crowd the grocer’s shelf,” as she put it.

This …

Himalayan salt bricks

The popularity of natural materials in cookware is timeless. While we continue to explore steels, plastics and other innovations, there is a connection between the food we eat and the earth we walk on that cannot be broken.

Consider, for example, the timeless appeal of the tagine or clay pot.

The rapidly increasing popularity of Himalayan salt bricks embraces this connection to the earth. …