Some Recent Cooking (on Instagram)

As I’ve said before, cooking/recipe posts have gone on indefinite hiatus on the blog. I’m still cooking as much as always and in fact am still posting recipes. But I’m doing so only on Instagram, and with Reels/videos of the cooking process usually attached. These videos are of a stunningly high technical and aesthetic quality and I have been reliably informed that the series as a whole was in the running for a special jury award at Cannes this year before unseemly politics—I’m looking at you Martin Scorsese, you bastard!— torpedoed my chances. Anyway, if you follow me on Instagram—and even if you don’t—you can still marvel at the genius of these videos and enjoy these recipes anyway. There is no need to thank me. The first digest of these Instagram recipe posts included most of the Reels I’d posted between then and the beginning of the year. This digest does not include quite as many but you should watch them three or four times each anyway; and probably once more to be sure. Continue reading


Some Recent Cooking (On Instagram)

As of this past February, cooking posts/recipes have gone on indefinite hiatus on the blog. I’m not saying I’ll never post recipes again here but it’s going to be a while, probably, before it becomes a regular feature again. However, I have been posting cooking content on Instagram, in the form of very shoddily produced cooking Reels. In the past I used to put up those videos without any detail attached and eventually post the recipes here. But now I’m posting the recipes themselves on Instagram. Sometimes they’re included with the Reels and sometimes in separate posts with pictures of ingredients and the finished dishes. It somehow feels more natural to do recipes that way—and if you’re not opposed to watching videos you can actually get a sense of how brown I get the onions for a particular dish, or what it looks like when the oil separates and so on. Anyway, frequent blog commenter but infrequent Instagram visitor, steveinmn recently asked if I could let people know on the blog when new cooking content goes up on my Insta feed. I said I’d do it in the form of a weekly or fortnightly digest, rather than for every new post, and here is the first one. This one lists all the Reels/posts with recipes from the last couple of months. Going forward, each digest will probably have far fewer links in it. Continue reading