Food

  1. Whole Wheat Belgian Waffles with Warm Berries and Whipped Cream

    Despite the very limited space in my kitchen, I’m particularly fond of my breakfast vessels and gadgets because I am particularly fond of breakfast. If I were to choose my last meal, it would very likely be breakfast. If push came to shove, it would always be sweet (though not cloyingly so), but I’d throw Continue…

    The older I get, the more rigid I am about breakfast. It is a routine that keeps me grounded, even when nothing else in life feels that way.
  2. Home Bar: “Som” Honey, a Drinking Vinegar Experiment

    Exploring the stalls of my neighborhood farmers’ market, it appears that here in California, we’re hitting the sweet spot in between winter and spring — you can find asparagus and brussels sprouts right next to blood oranges. While I’d love to see some rain to ease our state’s epic drought, I can’t help but deal Continue…

  3. Curried Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Black Lentils

    I’m partial to soup. “Bowl food” as Sara dubbed it, is my kind of food and this, among other things such as our husbands’ bordering-on-obsessive love of coffee, makes Sara the sort of person I trust when it comes to eating and living. Her first book is in frequent rotation and her second, appropriately titled Bowl Continue…

  4. Mastering the Art of Ice, and a Classic Mint Julep

    Water is never listed as an ingredient in cocktail recipes, and yet it exists in almost every single one. Many people don’t think twice about why drinks are served with different types of ice — big blocks, spheres, small cubes, crushed ice, or maybe even none at all. And yet, there’s a reason for each Continue…

  5. Date Shake with Toasted Nuts

    I distinctly remember when smoothies became a presence in my life. It was in high school, when the first Jamba Juice opened in a strip mall near my parents’ house — the same one with the movie theater. On a hot summer day, we’d get dropped off to wander with our smoothies until it was Continue…

  6. The Sazerac, and a Little Taste of the Big Easy

    Live music, po’ boys, crawfish, daiquiris, Abita beer, and Sazeracs. If you don’t manage to fit all of these in when you visit New Orleans, you’re doing it wrong. If you’re planning a trip to the Big Easy (perhaps you’re considering Jazz Fest in late April/early May?), here are some tips for good eats and Continue…

  7. Spicy-Sweet Shichimi Togarashi Popcorn

    I’ve come to believe that the best and worst decisions we could make are the ones we don’t make at all. We’ve had a particularly warm winter here in San Francisco. So much so that I’ve forgotten (somewhat) how much I have — over the course of nearly 10 years — despised living in the Continue…

  8. White Bean Turkey Chili with Warm Spices, Cocoa, and Orange

    I have a fondness for beans — I like how they blur the lines between upscale and pedestrian. One of my favorite bean companies, Rancho Gordo, has taken beans to specialty heights and a go-to, hip restaurant in San Francisco (Nopa) regularly highlights beans in dishes. But beans don’t need to be fancy. In fact, Continue…

  9. Home Bar: A Bittersweet Affair

    Leave it to the Italians to popularize a beverage that’s intended to increase the appetite and/or aid with digestion. Bitter herbs stimulate digestive function by increasing saliva production and promoting stomach acid and digestive enzyme production. Amaro is the Italian word for “bitter,” and the taste can vary greatly — from intensely bitter to herbaceous Continue…

  10. Cranberry Muffins with Walnut Crumb Topping

    Fate is a funny thing. I suppose I’ve always been the sort of person who believes in the inevitability of some things. A rained out vacation, a terrible first date, a missed train, the loss of a great opportunity in exchange for a better one down the road. I romanticize fate and use it explain Continue…

  11. Lamb and White Bean Chili with Masa Dumplings Recipe

    One of my favorite things about food writing is getting to know so many wonderful people through it. Matt and I joke that whenever we travel, we tend to meet up with our ‘Internet friends.’ I particularly enjoy getting to know women I admire — who pave their own paths, and bring so much wisdom to Continue…

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