Ruhlman's Newsletter

Michael Ruhlman
Food, cooking, chefs, cocktails, life.
Created 19 Nov 2020
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  • Thanksgiving Prep ...
    20 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 7 129
    Last year’s Thanksgiving dinner: for 3 people. If you’d have asked me to guess, quickly, how many newsletter’s I’ve written, I’d have said eight or ten. But this is the 28th newsletter as we’re approa...
  • Paella
    06 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 10 14
    We had invited guests for dinner and, having just been to Madrid, Ann suggested making paella. We’d brought back saffron from Madrid; I had the proper bomba rice, and the pan, thanks to research for m...
  • Out In the World Again
    23 Oct 2021 • 9 min read • 9 13
    Typical Spanish tapas: shishito peppers, jamon, mushrooms with chorizo, bread and cervesas at Mesón Champiñon The importance of food to travel… How exactly does one engineer a spontaneous weekend jaun...
  • Food, Food
    09 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 9 19
    Hi from Madrid, about which more in the next newsletter, as I’m fogged with suckling pig and rioja! I thought about the meal above while listening to the great John Prine Remembered episode on the pod...
  • Fall Is Here
    25 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 9 1
    Fall at last feels here, and so fall meals begin, such as Ann’s risottos, above, along with a simple salad of greens, radishes and fennel, dressed with Spannocchia olive oil and lemon and cracked blac...
  • Traveling…
    18 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 3
    Spending a few days in my beloved Cleveland with Ann and Annabelle. Also: my fortieth(?!) high school reunion party at my dearest pal Dave’s (since sixth grade), and with my dearest pal Les (since fir...
  • Fall Begins ...
    04 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 5 5
    Quirky, delicious fare at The Westporter, in Westport, MA, includes tuna wontons, perfect salt and pepper fried chicken wings, and, at top, absolutely delicious Philly cheesesteak eggrolls. A book and...
  • Beach House
    21 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 15 8
    We’re very lucky for the second summer to be renting a house directly on the Westport River, a mile north of Elephant Rock Beach. Few pleasures are as deep as an afternoon reading in a hammock strung ...
  • Summertime ...
    07 Aug 2021 • 5 min read • 9 7
    It is that time in summer when the basil starts taking over my yard and local tomatoes are finally ripe, red and misshapen and so juicy that after I cut into one I need to wipe down the counter. In ot...
  • On the Road, Part II
    27 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 10 3
    Grilled strips with chipotle-lime compound butter When I was a junior in college, I met the managing editor of The New York Times, Arthur Gelb, who was renowned for nurturing aspiring reporters such a...
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