Reinventing Home

My name is Brent Borchardt and food has been a through line connecting my past growing up on an early organic Iowa farm to my present.

This blog is about recipes – yes – but also about personal connection and narrative.

I think most people have a moment in their past that represents a notion of Home that they wish they could reconnect to. Cooking is a creative act that is always connecting to a past and redefining our present notions of Home.

  • Candied Peel
    Candied citrus peel is something simple and wonderful. 20th Century food industrialization turned it into an abomination. This is worth pulling back from the abyss.
  • Pie Dough
    I’ve tried and failed at making pie dough so many times that, now that I have a method that works, I desperately need to preserve it.
  • Panko Bread Crumbs
    I’ve heard The French make fun of Americans for buying croutons. That’s fair. We should probably also be ridiculed for buying Panko Bread Crumbs.

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