There is a soup I've had stuck in my mind for the past couple of years. I encountered it at Namu Gaji , a lively, welcoming, neighborhood spot run by the three (Dennis, Daniel, and David) Lee Brothers. It is situated diagonally across from Dolores Park in San Francisco, and is the perfect place to
At The Studio: Pilpelchuma Salad
I'm getting better and more creative when it comes to lunches at QUITOKEETO. Soups are the easiest, and I bring them most often. But, I also love a good, substantial salad. Today's was inspired by the pilpelchuma paste in Yotam and Sami's Jerusalem . A friend gifted me a jar a couple of years ago,
Green Chile Whipped Goat Cheese
This is the recipe I was working on when Sarah Lonsdale came to visit to do this interview . You can see my little recipe notepad in some of the photos in that piece. Although, come to think of it, to call this an actual recipe might be a stretch. Whipped goat cheese is simply combined with flecks
White Chard Stew
Before we talk about today's soup, I just want to mention that I'll be in Seattle this week for an event at Book Larder - Wednesday evening, October 14, from 6:30-8pm. There will be food/drinks, I'll be signing books, and I hope to meet some of you there! Here's a link to more details , come say ...
At The Studio: Mung Quinoa Power Bowl
I know a lot of you like to see what I pull together for a quick lunch when I'm working at the Quitokeeto studio. I spent a good amount of time there last week, and this lunch was a winner, something I'd definitely make again, and one that checks a lot of boxes - interesting, seasonal, filling, and
Chicory Soup & Camino Photos
As you drive south on Oakland's Grand Avenue toward Lake Merritt, on the right hand side, you'll notice a beautiful exposed brick building. Its lines are symmetrical, and the roof is tiled with waves of red terra-cotta. There are beautiful wood beams framing street-side windows expansive from ...
A Kitchen Visit with Remodelista
For those of who are curious about what the kitchen I cook in is like, I spent a recent afternoon with Sarah Lonsdale from Remodelista . We chatted, snapped some pics, and discussed my thoughts on a range of things - everything from herbs to marble, and I shared a couple of my favorite kitchen ...
Near & Far: Recipes Inspired by Home & Travel
One of the reasons you write a cookbook is to share what you love about cooking with others. It's a feeling, as an author, you hope is infectious. Most of you know by now, I have a new cookbook coming out this week (it will also be published in the U.K., Australia, and Canada in October). It's my
At The Studio: Dragonfruit Vodka Tonic
We don't have an elaborate kitchen at the QUITOKEETO studio. There's a sink, a single induction burner, a huge silver champagne bucket (that floods brilliantly with water and ice-packs for "refrigeration"), a stack of cutting boards, and as you can imagine, no shortage of knives. Preparations there
Magic Ancho Chile Relish
I have a couple of announcements before we dive into today's recipe. First! It feels a bit surreal, but there are only two weeks until Near & Far is released. And, related to the release, there are a number of events in the works. The first will be held on my home turf at CAMINO on 9/17 - there are