In the past year, other obligations have called me away from this blog. My partner and I have economized by dining at home, and we’ve switched to veganism, a return to the diet I followed in the late ’90s and early part of the past decade. One happy result has been the loss of more than 10 pounds of belly bulge. Readers can therefore expect no more postings that rhapsodize over butter, cream, or cheese. Instead I’ll report on our cooking adventures and good vegan dining options when we find them. In the meantime, I’ll leave past reviews in place for those not yet ready to go all the way to veganism.