Posted in September 2012

I love this book

I love this book

The cooling weather brought our first pot pie of the season last weekend, the absolutely delightful lamb pie from British chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Family Cookbook. I found this book back when I was reviewing cookbooks for Gourmet. I lobbied hard for it to be our book-of-the-month, but I was out-voted in favor of … Continue reading

The Soba Special

The Soba Special

Maybe it was my fault that my kids can’t get enough soba noodles? When I was pregnant with my first, I still lived in New York City, where a noodle lunch was never far away. Whether a steaming bowl of ramen on a cold day or a chilled bowl of soba with wasabi and tsuyu … Continue reading

from vacanza to misticanza…

from vacanza to misticanza…

The last time I was in Rome, I’m sorry to say, I didn’t get out much. I had a 3-month-old baby on my hands, so my needs were very different from what they had been when I had lived there many years prior. Lingering lunches? Not really. More like a sprint to the nearest forno, … Continue reading

Fried egg on everything

Fried egg on everything

In my book, there are few foods that can’t be improved by having a fried egg on top of it. Steak? Yes. Schnitzel? Absolutely. Burger? Pizza? Soup? Bibimbop? Of course. I was delighted when I found in David Tanis’s genius Platter of Figs a recipe for Fried Egg Soup, which made the eggs the point, … Continue reading

What do you think about feeding kids?

What do you think about feeding kids?

You can’t pick up a parenting magazine without encountering an article about feeding kids, and lately even the New York Times has gotten in on the act, with occasional coverage of the topic. At first I was excited at the prospect, but now, a few months in, I can’t help but notice a little (okay, sometimes … Continue reading