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Michael Ruhlman
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Michael Ruhlman is the author most recently of the Kindle Single "The Main Dish," a food writer's memoir, Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing, and Ruhlman's Twenty: 20 Techniques, 100 Recipes, A Cook's Manifesto. Visit his site at

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Is Food Writing Important?

(31) Comments | Posted September 24, 2012 | 9:08 AM

I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and not least of all because I've always strived to distance myself from the pigeonhole called "food writer." Food is important, obviously. If we don't have it, we die. Writing about something so important should need no justification. And yet if I...

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Message to Food Editors: What 30-Minute Meals Really Mean

(291) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 11:45 AM

I can honestly say I've never gotten more mileage out of the word bullshit than I did last week at the IACP conference in Portland, Oregon. But I have to clarify that when I called bullshit, I wasn't responding to Karen Page personally--she was simply voicing...

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Becoming Better Cooks, or Why Sandra Lee Is Not Evil Incarnate

(269) Comments | Posted April 14, 2010 | 8:27 AM

The other day, out of the blue, my wife Donna said to me, "Remember when we used to make fettuccini Alfredo using that Knorr powder?"

She could have hit me on the head with a Griswold and gotten the same effect. "My God, she's right," I thought. For someone who...

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