The Trials of Transglutaminase—The Misunderstood Magic of Meat-Glue

by Dave Arnold Transglutaminase (TG) –aka meat glue, the stuff that allows you to bond proteins together –has been taking a pounding in the blogosphere recently and, as a proponent of the enzyme, so have I.  At the risk of preaching to the converted (sorry, loyal readers) I’m setting the record straight.  TG is a great tool used […]

Tea Time: Cooking Issues as Art

by Dave Arnold Should you find yourself in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in the next month please stop by the Common Love show at Columbia University’s Wallach Art Gallery, where you can see some of my images from this blog alongside the work of 12 other alumni of the Columbia University School of […]

Museum of Food and Drink Butt-kicking Kick-off Lunch

by Dave Arnold Two weeks ago, Nastassia, Patrick Martins (founder of Slow Foods USA and Heritage Foods), and I staged an epic lunch at Del Posto restaurant with some of the best chefs and bartenders in the world (who, luckily, are some of our best friends). The lunch was the inaugural fundraiser for The Museum […]