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November 7, 2015
Celery Root Slaw

Celery Root: Fall’s Best Kept Secret

This homely little vegetable belies its knobby, unsightly exterior, showing up instead packing a flavor punch and chocked full of crunch. It became one of my […]
October 26, 2015
#RealSchoolFood

#RealSchoolFood

I grew up with a school lunch lady – Florence Krietenstein – who is about to turn 110 years young. She knew – and knows – […]
October 14, 2015
Green Goodness Dressing

Eat Your Greens!

If Orange is the New Black, and 50 is the new 40, what is the new kale? I gave a presentation on culinary trends earlier this […]
October 9, 2015
Cocktail Timing

Shaken, Not Stirred.

“In the kitchen, time passes mysteriously,” so says Cara Eisenpress in a recent Bon Appétit article. “Chefs who understand timing perform a kitchen ballet that those […]
October 2, 2015
Farmstand Basil

So Long. Farewell. Auf Wiedersehen. Goodbye.

Oh for crying out loud. I’m a grown-ass woman. You would think I could get over the end of the farmer’s market and the demise of […]
September 25, 2015
Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

To-Mate-Oh! To-Mott-Oh!!

If you think I am in a bit of a panic over the eminent disappearance of vine-ripened ANYthing, you are correct, sir! But after years of […]