Over the years, I’ve gotten a lot of requests to do a kitchen and pantry tour. I understand the appeal–I love peeking into people’s kitchens too. It can feel like you’re seeing the inside layer of who they are, and in this case, I can assure you that’s true. This kitchen’s been through a lot….
vanilla cardamom baked apples
When Sadie was tiny, we took her to visit our friends in Cambridge for her first big weekend away. We were all less than a year out of college, but our friends (on the brink of marriage and children themselves) were good enough to embrace the seismic shift in our identities along with massive amount…
so that it might last
Sometimes, the idea of “preservation” brings up images of other people. Hippies with epic sauerkraut crocks. Farmers with 200 pounds of tomatoes. Brooklyn hipsters with secret connections at the Greenmarket. People with more time, less work, more gardening skills, better grandmothers who taught them how to make blueberry jam.
the salad days are still yet to come
Dear anyone who has input on the magazine covers at the checkout line of my local supermarket, Stop it already. I’m done looking at your offensive headlines and your photoshopped women who probably don’t even recognize themselves. I’m done with all your weight loss and fad diet bullshit to get ready for bathing suit season….
in which our hero makes 8 mangos taste like bad and salty fish
Yesterday, Joey told me I was the “Don Quixote of food writers.” I demanded an explanation, but once he saw the challenge/panic in my eyes, he shut up and changed the subject. But what he meant was that I bumble about and make hilarious mistakes so that other people can gain insight from laughing at…
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