soup & stew



Italian vegetable soup, perfectly proportioned & passably pronounced

Pronounce the classic Italian soup with a silent “e”. Cook it reliably with four sets of three.

A System of Chili

universal methodology for spicy stew in any style

If you’re from Cincinnati, Kansas City, Michigan, San Antonio, or anywhere else in Texas, you already know how to make chili—and everyone else is wrong. If you’re from anywhere else in the country or world, you might be interested in an understanding of the stew that gets beyond regional rivalries.

How’ta Chowdah

clam, corn, fish, and beyond, in one rule and six equal parts

On the 6th of July, 2015, I made a Bad Chowder. In the year since, I’ve researched recipes, scoured dictionaries, computed ratios, and cooked countless batches—so that neither of us need ever again serve a substandard one.