Food

  1. Balsamic Eggs with Peaches and Prosciutto

    When I first moved to San Francisco in 2005, I hadn’t made up my mind about it. I wasn’t coming home, specifically, nor was I moving to a city I had long dreamed of living in. In fact, I wanted to stay in San Diego after college but it didn’t feel like the place to Continue…

    It took me a while to fall in love with San Francisco. In fact, it took me a while to even like it.
  2. Home Bar: Tommy’s Margarita

    In keeping with the theme of summery drinks, I’ve been itching to share a recipe for a margarita or paloma. Both are popular Mexican tequila cocktails, and each are members of the sour cocktail family. I’m presenting you with the margarita today, mostly because I see too many people using store-bought sour mixes packed with Continue…

  3. Great Adventures, Double Chocolate Brownies

    Double Chocolate Brownies

    Have you ever wanted to just pack up your things and jet? Having lived in San Francisco for nearly a decade, I’ve been feeling generally exhausted by the challenges that come with city living. I don’t entirely want to give up an urban lifestyle, but there are days when pots fall on my head from Continue…

  4. Sunshine Soup from the Yummy Supper Cookbook

    This thing happens to me in the summer. I don’t really cook. I mean, I cook but I don’t really make recipes. The produce is so fresh and so good, that I usually just throw a bunch of stuff in a bowl, toss it with some salt and olive oil, and call it a meal. Continue…

  5. Home Bar: The Negroni, a Drink For Every Occasion

    It’s believed that Count Camillo Negroni asked his bartender to stiffen up an Americano cocktail (comprised of soda water, sweet vermouth, and campari) with a swap of gin instead of soda water way back in Italy in 1919. Since then, the Negroni has become the perfect mixed drink for any occasion — a sublime balance Continue…

  6. How to Host a (Homemade) Bagel Brunch

    Elijah’s Deli welcomed me with open Jewish grandma arms the first time my parents dropped me off in San Diego to start college as a freshman. And visit after visit, we always seemed to end up there for lunch or brunch. Nestled in an inconspicuous mall in La Jolla, it was the sort of place Continue…

  7. Home Bar: R(h)um Daiquiri

    It’s summertime (except in San Francisco) and the Great Lime Shortage of 2014 has seemingly come to an end with lime prices dropping back to normal. That means it’s time for gin and tonics and other citrus-spiked drinks. I’ve long believed that most rums were too sweet for my taste, but it turns out that Continue…

  8. Magical Two Egg Maple-Cherry Pavlova + Whole Foods Giveaway

    My friend Daniel introduced me to David Sedaris back when we were in high school. He leant me the hilarious book, Holidays on Ice, and the first time he recounted a few of the stories from the book, I had, for a moment, thought he was actually talking about himself. Whenever I read anything that David Sedaris writes, Continue…

  9. Home Bar: Old-Fashioned

    Last month, we opened a call for contributors, and were thrilled to hear that our friend Jeff wanted to share his cocktail know-how with Turntable Kitchen readers. He’ll be stopping by here to share cocktail history, recipes, and more, in a new series we’re calling ‘Home Bar.’ We’re often bombarded with options in life. Sometimes Continue…

  10. Grilled Halloumi with Strawberries and Herbs

    You may not have not have noticed but last week was the first time in years that I have gone a week without posting anything to the site (if you exclude vacations). In the past, I may have started this post with “I’m sorry” but I realize that whether or not there’s a new post Continue…

  11. How To Make Coffee: The Perfect French Press Technique

    Honestly, I was a skeptic. For years, I didn’t take french press coffee seriously. Most of the coffee I’d been served from a french press wasn’t very good. It wasn’t bad – certainly better than an automatic drip machine – but also not as good as coffee prepared with a ceramic dripper or in a Continue…

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