I cook a lot of simple meals. The type of meals California cooks occasionally get mocked for. You know the equation - a great ingredient sautéed with local olive oil and seasoned with a bit of salt and pepper. Repeat. For example, this time of year, (as we've discussed) I cook artichokes once or ...
Lazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad
I've been trying to cook from the archives a bit lately. There are so many recipes that I'll cook on repeat for months, and then neglect when a new favorite makes an appearance. There are many, many recipes in my life, and to those that get sidelined on occasion, rest assured, I still love you. I
A Few Words on How to Cook Artichokes
If you're going to invest the time into cooking artichokes, you want them to be fantastic. In the spring I tend to cook artichokes once or twice a week, and although the process takes time and attention, I can't help myself. When they're good, there are few things I'd rather be eating. That said, I
Favorites List (05.15.15)
A favorites list for the weekend. Happy spring everyone. -h - Reading: Congo , and then God's Hotel - Kelly Colchin drew my kitchen & asked me a bunch of questions. - Behind Bars (and Squares) - Post-Pastoral - To eat: Shiitake Bok Choy Dumplings (Happy Yolks) - To drink: from Daniel de la Falaise
There is quite a lot going on here. I'm putting the finishing touches on this little bear of a project . The photos are shot, the cover is set, and the files are locked down. It's the stretch of time between creating the content of a book, and when it goes to the printer. When things get a bit ...
I'm going to argue that you need a green smoothie recipe as part of your morning arsenal. We covered green juice a while back, but this is a different beast. And to that I'll add - it's actually a preparation that is a challenge to get just right. There are a number of variables, and if you miss ...
Genius Kale Salad
There is a special kale salad in the in the new Food52 Genius Recipes cookbook. A single kale salad that ran the gauntlet, beating out all others, for a slice of limelight in the book. Which is saying something. There is no shortage of kale salad inspiration out there, and I knew this one must be
Healthy Breakfast Ideas
Quick, clever, healthy breakfast ideas are something I'm always excited to discover. I'm talking about preparations you can make at home, in the morning, when you're often crunched for time. Nobody loves a leisurely brunch more than I do, but most mornings that's just not in the cards for me, nor,
Weekday Vegetable Soup
Vegetable soup has become a staple lunch of weekdays around here . I like the idea that you can combine a good range of ingredients into one bowl of soup goodness, and I typically use whatever vegetables I have on hand, some beans and/or grains, and a few spice accents. When you invest the time to
Cocagne Bean & Artichoke Salad
My parents live an hour south of us in the house my sister and I grew up in. They built on a pretty plot of land in the suburban foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains in the 70s, when I was four, and they've lived there since. We got together there, as a family, for Easter this year, and I think it