“Cooking With Dexter”, the darling column by Pete Wells in the New York Times Magazine, has sadly come to an end. Wells writes about his precocious chef of a son, Dexter, age 6, and a family food culture that involves preparing Korean-style beef for the grill on a summer night, and making their own charcoal. Wells ended the column’s 2-year run Sunday on a depressing note, concluding that cooking for a family when you work full-time-plus hours is next to impossible. He’s right, of course. I liked to believe, though, he was finding a way to do it.
The “Dexter” column inspired our blog here. Dexter and the Chef not only have their ages and cooking in common, but both also have food allergies. Thank you, Dexter and Pete, for sharing your story.