Recipes

TOMATO JAM GRILLED CHEESE

Jam and cheese sandwiches are a thing in England, and they ought be a thing here, too. You’re basically taking a cheeseboard and putting it between two slices of bread. For this version, I thought it would be fun to play around with tomato jam, especially as they’re just starting to get into season. The jam is lovely and surprising […]
Read Full Post

CLASSIC CREME BRULEE

When we flick through Amélie Poulain’s favorite things – skipping stones,  dipping her hand in a sack of grain – the most visceral, for me at least, is cracking a creme brûlée with a teaspoon.  Tap tap tap. The crisp burnt sugar gives way to a voluptuous and seductive custard, and there’s nothing left to stop that wanton glint in […]
Read Full Post

SHARK ATTACK COCKTAIL

Duh Duh. Duh Duh. It’s crazy how those two notes can make you want to stay on the sand while your friends are off frolicking in the waves.  Jaws is still one of those movies that strikes terror into swimmers every summer, standing the test of time – which in the horror genre, is no easy feat. The film’s minimalism, […]
Read Full Post

COCONUT CRISPIES TREATS

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
Read Full Post

ADDICTIVELY GOOD CHICKEN WINGS

I went to Vancouver for a shoot, but spent most of my time gorging myself on donuts.  The donut game in Vancouver is on point, as is their chicken wing game.  I had the odd misfortune attached to choosing to eat only at local hangouts of having to wait in a forty five minute line every. goddamn. time. It could’ve […]
Read Full Post

PANANG BEEF SOUP

Beef tendon panang is my go-to order at my favorite Thai restaurant. It’s spicy, a little sweet, and a lovely, rich curry. I decided to turn the curry into a soup, and replaced the beef tendons with cubes of beef (I used ribeye, but use whatever you like). It’s perfect on a cold night, and especially delicious if you have […]
Read Full Post

CHOCOLATE PECAN BARS

These are actually Derby bars, but since it’s winter and the derby is May, I didn’t want to confuse anything. Honestly, I love these bars any time of year and think they’re a delicious variant of a pecan pie. So, imagine pecan pie plus chocolate and bourbon, pretty delicious sounding, right? And even though making bars isn’t that much easier […]
Read Full Post

ZA’ATAR QUICHE

Made with the wild thyme and hyssop that grows on the hillsides of the Levant, Za’atar is versatile spice blend that can be used on anything and everything. Each country and region in the Middle East has their own twist on this classic. Some add caraway seeds, some add fennel, but at its base is the earthy blend of hillside herbs. I […]
Read Full Post

COCONUT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
Read Full Post

DEEP DISH PIZZA

I realize this will be a personal subject for some of my midwestern friends.  Deep dish pizza always is.  It’s like talking about New York bagels or Seattle’s seafood, or barbecue in Texas, Memphis, Kansas City, well…anywhere in the south.  Regional favorites are always a little personal, only because they occupy so many parts of our hearts: nostalgia, pride, love, […]
Read Full Post