Recipes

CRISPY BREAKFAST POTATOES

I don’t think I’ve met a potato I haven’t at least grudgingly devoured, as long as there was salt and pepper nearby. Potatoes are my comfort food. If I have a stomach ache, french fries will fix it. So these smashed, fried, and garlicky potatoes are an instant favorite for me. They’re especially good under a few fried eggs. Enjoy! […]
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PIZZA CROQUETAS

If you’ve ever been to a tapas bar, croquetas are the things you eat an embarrassment of. They’re crunchy and a bit gooey, but mostly they’re made of my favorite thing: bechamel. Bechamel is a creamy white sauce, a mother sauce that turns into mac and cheese, gratin, and yes, croquetas. To really put these little heavenly bites over the […]
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BEER BROWNIES WITH MILK!

I think one of the most effective Got Milk? Ads I’ve ever seen, was the one where a group of kids are working in a brownie factory, and the little foreman has to give a taste.  He takes a big bite and reaches for the glass. Empty.  He walks over to a water-cooler looking thing with a milk sign on […]
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TWO INGREDIENT COCKTAILS

Two ingredient cocktails? Yes, I know it sounds crazy, but two ingredient cocktails are not only possible, but delicious too. Today I invited my dear friend Whitney Adams to share some of her favorite simple drinks to whip together in a flash. Check out the video for details. Cheers! INGREDIENTS (FM) 1 ounce Campari 3 ounces Sweet Riesling DIRECTIONS Combine […]
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DATE NIGHT DESSERT

There are endless amounts of jokes about babies killing the romance in a relationship, and not without reason. It’s hard to feel sexy when you’re both lacking sleep, gaining weight from a diet of exclusively takeout, and in my case, pumping milk every 4 hours. Our bedroom is littered with baby gear and toys, despite our pronouncements that we would […]
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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 […]
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THE NEROLI

My friend Jason Neroni is the king of flipping flavors and creating something new. At his restaurant, Catch and Release, he does just that all over the menu (everything bagel dusted burrata, for instance).  My favorite moment of his evil genius is in the form of The Neroni, a playful twist on a negroni, with the addition of pistachio infused […]
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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 […]
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