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

What are you doing with your cabbage?

This has been the question on the lips of my fellow CSA members for the last few weeks, at least the question they’ve directed at me. It’s no revelation to say that for the most part, I’ve been shredding it thinly and topping tacos with it or tossing it into slaws. But in the summertime, … Continue reading

When ideas e-scape you

When ideas e-scape you

If you love to cook, and love to visit farmers markets, I’m sure you’ve found yourself in this predicament, as I did last week: My beloved farmer told me she had extra scapes, so, with my usual bravado, I said, “I’ll take anything you want to give me.” And took home a huge bagful of … Continue reading

The be-all, end-all pasta salad

The be-all, end-all pasta salad

Last week, I had some gorgeous skirt steaks from The Piggery to grill, and some gorgeous swiss chard from my CSA box, but I needed something else to round out the meal. Enter this pasta salad, which was dreamed up by my colleague from Gourmet, Gina Marie Miraglia Eriquez, whose name, though a mouthful, should … Continue reading

When you’re feeling crabby

As a paranoid mother of tiny children, I have one vice that I save for after they’re tucked in their beds, and that’s the ultimate, delicious choking hazard, popcorn. As far as they’re concerned, popcorn is just one more mythical item that they only encounter in books, like talking toads that wear waistcoats, and I … Continue reading

salt fiend

Okay, so you just have to trust me on this, that it’s weird for my second-ever post to be about a product. I really intend to focus on home cooking (which this does apply to), but it would just be dishonest to not mention a new thing I have become obsessed with. I first had … Continue reading

Double team: Clams and broccoli rabe

My friends always seem curious about the kind of stuff I feed my family. Something about my background—I’m a Gourmet Magazine alum, trained as a chef, and I have two small kids—makes them seem to think I must have a magical formula for tasty dinners that come together quickly. And I do—but not really for … Continue reading