The Action Cookbook Newsletter

Scott Hines
"It's like reading an episode of Emeril hosted by Conan." Food, fatherhood, and fun, 3x a week.
Created 26 Jun 2019
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  • History happens, and we go to work
    27 Jun 2022 29 30
    The last month or so, my wife and I have been undertaking a re-watch of my favorite television show of all time, Mad Men. I’m likely not telling you anything you don’t already know by saying this, but...
  • We're gonna lean this ladder up against the water tower
    24 Jun 2022 18 21
    I feel like I’m constantly crowing about milestones and anniversaries around here, but you know what? I’m gonna do it again. This weekend marks three years since I launched the initial incarnation of ...
  • Kelly's Pub Is Closed
    22 Jun 2022 27 65
    It wasn’t a special place, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t special to me. An unremarkable bar on an unremarkable stretch of street in perhaps the most unremarkable of New York City’s endless collectio...
  • Two Vacation Photos
    20 Jun 2022 22 14
    The first picture isn’t great. It was snapped in a hurry, without concern for framing, lighting, or artful composition; its purpose was simply to document what had happened, because I really didn’t kn...
  • Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the deep-fried ribs
    17 Jun 2022 20 42
    Friends, it’s Friday at The Action Cookbook Newsletter. Welcome back. The Friday Newsletter is the ACBN’s weekly flagship, the culmination of the week’s work, a recurring compendium of Certified Good ...
  • [wheels TV cart into classroom]
    13 Jun 2022 15 117
    Hello, friends. The publishing schedule here at The Action Cookbook Newsletter is going to be slightly truncated this week, as I’m taking my family on vacation and trying to be slightly less Online wh...
  • Seafood, clear liquor and chill tunes? It must be summer.
    10 Jun 2022 17 40
    I never used to be a beach person. Some people have it in them practically from birth. The beach beckons them, calls to them, becomes a fundamental part of their personality and self-image. They colle...
  • What do Dads want?
    08 Jun 2022 31 87
    The people have been clamoring. They’ve been coming up to me—tears in their eyes, many of them—and they’ve been begging me to speak out. Begging for my wisdom, my guidance, my comforting voice. The pe...
  • What are your songs of the summer?
    06 Jun 2022 28 105
    I was sitting by the pool Sunday afternoon, trying unsuccessfully to work through a nagging headache and even more unsuccessfully to rebuff my children’s pleas for something from the snack bar. The su...
  • It's not leftovers, it's a succession plan.
    03 Jun 2022 13 34
    I made too much meat this weekend. I had a large group of family and friends come in to town to celebrate my 40th birthday, and I was catering the party myself. I love cooking for a crowd, and yet I s...
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