Tell me what you eat, I’ll tell you who you are.– Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (via thatkindofwoman)
Thanksgiving 2011 will certainly be a feast to remember. Not only was the food delicious but the company was great, too. Slip and I traveled to NYC to spend Thanksgiving with my family at my Cousin Ann’s gorgeous apartment on the Upper East Side. After a night in Brooklyn with my brother and sister-in-law, Thursday morning we hopped the F-train uptown to enjoy some family, food, and...
The week that comes every November that is full of gluttony and some of my favorite foods is now upon us. I kicked off the eating a little early this year, with a Sunday evening Friendsgiving. Some of my favorite people from the summer camp where I grew up (and where Slip and I met) all got together to share in many of our favorite dishes from theThanksgiving table. We started off dinner with...
Today… Spread Bagelry for a cozy breakfast with friends, listening to great music… perusing the Rittenhouse Farmer’s Market for butternut squash and apple cider… window (and some real) shopping in the neighborhood… a stop into Brown Betty for a few cupcakes we shared while sitting in the park… a quick 3 mile run, upping the endorphins… a dinner date at...
We started a Top Chef Fantasy League...
It’s pretty awesome. Any suggestions for our team name?
Karahi Chicken with Red Curry
A few months ago I made this amazingly savory and hearty Indian dish and have been waiting for the cold weather to hit so I could cook up a big batch again. It was delightfully easy, with some help from Trader Joe’s, and a perfect use of one of my favorite kitchen tools, my Le Creuset wok. I used my wok instead of a traditional Indian karahi, which is deeper and narrowed than a wok with a...
Chicken Lettuce Cups
A few weeks ago I had a beautiful head of butterhead lettuce on hand, perfect for making lettuce cups. Lettuce cups are a great way to scoop up some of your favorite stir fry, adding in some green and crunch to your meal. It’s also super easy. Simply wash and dry your lettuce leaves, make your stir-fry, and scoop it up! Chicken Lettuce Cups Adapted from livelovepasta 2-3 Tbsp. Vegetable...
This morning, after running for 6 1/2 months injury free, I fell. I tripped on the curb and fell. And not just your run of the mill I’m a klutzy person kind of fall. This was an epic throw yourself what seemed like 10 feet in the air and watch wide-eyed and horrified as you crash to the ground kind of fall. Just 5 minutes into my run I simply tripped over this tiny little bump in the...
Salted Caramel Pie
Let me introduce you to the recipe that I think I am most excited to make this pie-season: Salted Caramel Pie (please, oh please, click through). I read about this pie in this month’s issue of Food and Wine. It is mouthwatering. It is sinful. And it looks damn good. And I’ve been thinking about it alllllll day. Now to go to bed and dream of my next pie-venture!
Burgers Call for More Bison
I want to introduce you to something very, very special. It’s something I grew up knowing as “Carl’s Hamburgers”. (And no, it’s not the fast food chain). Here it is: Carl’s Hamburgers. Mmmmm. My grandparents used to take my mom and uncle out for dinner when they were kids to a place called Carl’s Chop House in downtown Detroit. They would always order...
I think pasta with a meat and tomato sauce topped with fresh cheese is one of the perfect comfort foods. I love bison because it is leaner and lighter than ground beef, and has great flavor. Plus, making a basic bolognese could not be easier: 1. Add olive oil and diced (red or yellow) onions to a pan and cook until soft, followed by a few minced garlic cloves. Add meat to the pan (ground bison...
Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce
Easiest impress-your-friends (or date) recipe ever. Buy some fresh gnocchi and fresh sage and really nice Parmesan cheese. And take it from there… Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter Sauce Adapted from Bon Appetit 1 Lb. Fresh Potato Gnocchi 8 Tbsp. Unsalted Butter 1/3 Cup Fresh Sage Salt and Pepper, to taste Fresh Parmesan Cheese Sage Sausage (optional) 1. Cook gnocchi according to...
In Honor of My Big Brother...
Congratulations to my best brother ever on passing the NY State Bar! I am so proud of him for his accomplishments throughout law school and on this, perhaps the most difficult one yet. A party with law themed dishes (or the bar) is certainly in order :) In the meantime… check out these weird food laws! Did you know in Alaska it’s illegal to give a beer to a moose?
Top Chef Premiere!
Easy Butternut Squash Soup
Welcome to crisp cool November! Have a slow cooker on hand? Thank goodness! You can make this easy-as-pie hearty butternut squash soup (or give it a try on the stove top if you’re slow cooker-less). We made this a few weeks ago and I loved it— it is truly one of the tastes of autumn (and winter) to me. A tip: to make things way easier, check your local Trader Joe’s or grocery for...