Seafood Shopping Survey

Though I'd been deep in a couple specific seafood themes with my two previous books--Oysters and Crab--not to mention covering seafood in a number of other books and article projects over the years, something about writing Shellfish was different. It re-energized my seafood focus that began ages ago at Simply [...]

2022-08-08T16:47:02+00:00August 8th, 2022|Cookbooks, Cooking at Home, Seafood|

Cooking with Radishes

I'm pretty sure the first time the concept of cooked radishes crossed my radar was in a soup at Le Gourmand restaurant some unknown number of years ago. (The restaurant sadly closed a decade ago, so probably 15 years ago or more?) In that context, puréed with other ingredients, the [...]

2022-06-20T21:41:49+00:00May 24th, 2022|Cooking at Home, Seasonal Eats|

Pita Bread with Sourdough Discard

I originally meant to post this last summer, when it seemed that--almost literally--everyone was on the sourdough bread baking kick. I surprised myself being among that horde, having spent most of my life unapologetically not a bread-baker. As if by prescience, though just dumb luck, I'd spend a weekend [...]

2023-07-14T17:33:41+00:00May 11th, 2021|Baking, Cooking at Home, Recipes|

Playing with Pesto

Heading into month twenty bajillion of cooking at home, I’m sure many of us are forging into new areas of creativity, whether by desire or simply forced into it by the realities of our pantry circumstances. If not a bit of both. I’d say the latter’s true for me. I’m [...]

2021-06-16T23:22:21+00:00June 30th, 2020|Cooking at Home, Garden, Recipes|

My Cookbook Collection

I hesitate to call the books that surround me on my home office a collection, exactly. I have no organized plan or focus around acquiring books, which I tend to associate with the idea of collecting things--stamps, wine, antiques. As a random assemblage of books, however, it ideally suits me [...]

2021-06-17T17:15:47+00:00June 11th, 2020|Cookbooks, Cooking at Home|

A Trick for Homemade Crackers

If there's one thing--at least among my sphere of friends IRL and online--that's unifying many of us during these weeks of shelter-in-place, it's baking. Tons and tons and tons of baking. In the past decade, pre-quarantine, I may have baked brownies a handful of times, if that often. I've [...]

2021-06-18T23:45:06+00:00May 6th, 2020|Cooking at Home, Kitchen Tips, Salty Snacks|

Food in These Unsettling Times

It’s hard to know what words, what perspective to even begin with here. We’re experiencing something so disorienting, so unsettling, so turning-our-world-upside-down, so downright frightening. So truly universal in scope. The emotions, worries, roller-coaster of it all is pretty overwhelming. But there’s food. Food has of course LONG been a [...]

2020-04-08T21:23:44+00:00April 8th, 2020|Cooking at Home, Family and Friends|

Quick Tricks: Shrimp Stock

Though it wasn't exactly part of the agenda, I shared a little tip with folks at a cooking class I taught a couple of days ago. On the menu was Herb-Marinated Shrimp from Gourmet Game Night, a simple and flavorful recipe I'll share with you here just for fun. [...]

2022-06-15T22:38:19+00:00February 27th, 2020|Cooking at Home, Kitchen Tips, Seafood|
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