It's funny how we seem to know automatically the history and dates of some holidays. But what about Father's Day? Why June, though? Many dads will be grilling this Father's Day. Which often leads to ribs. And there's another advantage, too.
"How are we going to keep the children busy this summer?" In some parts of the country, the school break is quickly approaching, while it's already begun elsewhere.
Depending on where you live and how the weather is behaving, it's getting very close to the time when all sorts of locally grown berries and plump, sweet cherries will begin to fill the stalls of farmers' markets and grocery stores.
The three-day Memorial Day weekend begins this Friday evening, and with it comes what most people think of as the official start of summer grilling season -- even though summer itself is still a month away.
We all associate certain foods with certain times of year. But what about pizza? There's no better example of this point than one of the classic pizzas of Italy: quattro stagioni, or "four seasons" pizza.
Back when I was working as a chef in restaurants in Provence, Paris and Monaco in the late 1960s and early 1970s, I often heard a phrase referring to the cooking of une bonne femme.