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Monthly Archives: April 2012
When I was an undergraduate, I had friends who could subsist on Cheerios and skim milk for the whole semester. I could never do that. First of all, I didn’t want to contract scurvy, beriberi or any other kind of … Continue reading
“I never see you eat rice,” Laura said, “Ever.” “That’s not true! I eat risotto! and paella! and biryani . . .” But despite my protestations, it is true though: I am not a fan of plain, steamed white rice. … Continue reading
I am finally getting to the end of the massive amount of green garlic that I bought at the Greenmarket. Whew! It has been a very delicious process, but it still feels good to polish it off. With the last … Continue reading
Ramps. Just the thought of them at the Greenmarket makes me really excited. Ramps taste like the essence of spring given that they are the first greens to come up after a long winter of tubers and root vegetables. I’m … Continue reading
Spring is officially here when ramps are in! And when I think ramps, I think risotto. Sometimes, people think that risotto is difficult. But as long as you are willing to be patient, and don’t mind giving your stirring arm … Continue reading
The Daring Kitchen April Cooks’ Challenge: Whole Wheat Flatbread with Grilled Eggplant, Goat Cheese Ricotta, Sundried Tomatoes and Maple-Chili Pistachios
This was the Daring Kitchen challenge that almost didn’t happen. After a few weeks of thinking, toying with ideas and brainstorming, the challenge got put on hold and then was quickly buried under a sea of other priorities. When I … Continue reading
Well, I did it. I broke my oven. After a week of intense pizza-making, my oven decided that it was having no more of this high-heat nonsense and promptly decided that it was going to go on strike. The stovetop … Continue reading
Have you seen Jim Lahey‘s new book? The one all about pizza? I have been a big fan of Lahey ever since I lived up the street from the Sullivan Street Bakery in Soho. Back then, I used to go over … Continue reading
A while ago, I was gifted a giant tub of bacon ends from a member of a different CSA. They languished in the back of my freezer until a deep spring clean last week. Bacon ends are a terrific thing … Continue reading
Saw this at the IACP conference panel moderated by Peter Kaminsky. Laughed so hard, I think I scared people.