I made a couple of New Years resolutions for 2015. One of them is to be a little less hotheaded. Working on it! Others are a bit more hands-on. I resolved to work on projects that inspire me, to improve my writing skills, and to be more communicative of my thoughts with friends and family. In an effort to make these resolutions stick, I am tying them to practices I already do regularly – like reading and researching recipes and understanding why they work. This blog seeks to explain the science and the history behind our favorite dishes, to appreciate their cultural context and to achieve consistent results every time. Hope you like it!