Posted in October 2012

You need to make yourself fried rice.

You need to make yourself fried rice.

My microwave is broken. I’ve never given the microwave much respect—around the house, I refer to it as the butter melter, since that’s mainly what I use it for. But since it broke a week ago, and I am under deadlines, I’ve noticed that heating up leftovers is much more of a production. In some … Continue reading

Don’t squash this idea

Don’t squash this idea

Did anyone else see this story in the Times this week and think, “She’s speaking my language?” I’m talking about pairing squash with chicken—bringing that sweet vegetable* into the savory realm by roasting it with chicken drippings. Although by now, dear reader, you may have figured out that if you roast just about anything with chicken … Continue reading

Sardine Salad

Sardine Salad

When I lived in Brooklyn, I was right down the street from a little German beer-hall-type place called Café Steinhof. They had a lot of little unassuming dishes on the menu that I eventually got addicted to, including their open-face sardine salad sandwich. When I moved away, it seemed like a no-brainer to replicate this … Continue reading

Valerie and Me

Valerie and Me

I am so thrilled to announce my first collaboration on a cookbook is now available! Trust me, when I embarked on a career in food publishing, it never occurred to me that I’d be working with a gal I had watched on a sit-com growing up. But this lady has some great ideas about food! Italian-American … Continue reading

Kids are generally unappreciative little beings.

Kids are generally unappreciative little beings.

The exception is when this is for breakfast. You’ll have to pardon my slight blog absence over the next few weeks–I have a project that has essentially taken over my waking hours. But I hope to check in occasionally anyway. Stay tuned and I’ll be back soon.