Let’s talk about drunk food for a minute, shall we?
Drunk food is a carb- and fat-bombed greasy mess; the kind of food you eat with your hands or out of a paper wrapper, usually deep-fried and smothered in cheese. Drunk food is the kind of food you eat with gusto and without guilt because, after [...]
I was rummaging around the freezer the other day when I found a tupperware from last year labeled “Pesto 10-28.” I used the pesto in a batch of bagels (that I just now realized I never posted a recipe for, since apparently I am a lazy idiot).
Anyway, it got me thinking about last year’s first [...]
The summer after my junior year in college, I traveled around Europe with my friend Daneen. We went to Greece and Italy and a smattering of other central- and eastern-European countries, but most of our time was spent in Italy & Greece.
In Italy, we made our way down the boot. First Venice (pigeons! disgusting! tourist [...]
Last summer, while toodling around on the internet looking for interesting ways to use up the plethora of fresh figs from my mom’s tree, I discovered that there is a book out there called The Flavor Bible, and that such a thing—a bible! of flavor!—exists. It is the kind of book I would like [...]
In case you’re looking for that lasagna recipe for national lasagna day, it’s over here. Though since it’s summer, may I suggest swapping out the tomato sauce for fresh basil pesto, and layering it with roasted coins of zucchini? And maybe also some oven-dried tomatoes?
But I just have to say: National Lasagna Day? Really, America? [...]
If there is a way to take an appetizing photo of a white sauce, I've yet to find it.
I was on the phone with my friend Jane recently and, I forget how or why, but I mentioned that Andy & I were trying to eat better. “What?” she remarked, “But you always eat so [...]
Kale is a bit of an ‘it’ food these days, and why not? It’s a nutritional powerhouse–at least as healthy as spinach but without the oxalates, and it’ll keep longer in the fridge to boot.
And while I’ve never had luck growing more than, say, one leaf of spinach, the kale seems to grow itself–I toss [...]
Back in my hippie-est, crunchy-est of days, back when I wore socks with birkenstocks (only occasionally) and juiced organic carrots, celery & apples every morning, I aspired to make my own sprouts.
I would see the seeds at the health-food store–tiny black specks labeled ‘Broccoli’ or ‘Alfalfa’–and I would see also all kinds of sprouting contraptions [...]
On a recent Saturday we donned rain gear and drove to the outskirts of town, down a rutted muddy road. There were blueberry bushes, 7-feet-tall and drooping with fruit; grape vines strung up on wire; an ancient fig tree growing against the side of the barn. And, underneath a cluster of massive trees, two flatbed [...]
Andy was born and raised in New Jersey. Not that I hold that against him, but. You know how southerners are. I can forgive it but I can’t forget it.
Even though he’s lived down here for 20 years and has, for the most part, acclimated, there are still certain words he says that are endearingly [...]