Category Archives: Appetizers


Did I scare you? It’s been so long, I know! I’m not going to sit around and make you read a long list of reasons that I haven’t been posting, because there’s really only one reason: thesis. I doubt I’ll have time to start posting again regularly, but I just wanted to say hi and […]

Summer in a bowl

You know those magical recipes that come together effortlessly and completely capture the essence of good eating? This is one of those. Bookmark this now and make it tonight. I’m not kidding. You can thank me later. The recipe couldn’t be simpler: coarsely chop tomatoes, peaches, shallot, and tarragon. Blend with a splash of white […]

Elegance, defined

Imagine a crisp breeze blowing through marshmallow clouds, and you’d be pretty close to tasting this salad. Shavings of endive, celery, and fennel are lightly dressed with lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper, and then topped with luxurious burrata cheese. It’s that simple. And it’s quite possibly one of the most elegant salads I’ve ever […]

May Gray

The weather has been awful here for the last week or so—cold, cloudy, and damp. It seems the June Gloom has come a few weeks early. It’s perfect soup weather, though, and Henning came back from the Talbot workshop at the end of March claiming to have enjoyed a black bean soup. Amazing, for a […]

Not so holy guacamole

People tend to be fairly opinionated about their guacamole. Chunky or smooth? Should it just be a mashed up avocado with some salt and lime, or should there be more to it? Are tomatoes appropriate? What about garlic? Cumin? Well, I’m in the “stuff in my guacamole” camp. Avocados are delicious, but they’re even more […]