Category Archives: Savory

No muss, no fuss

I’m a bad blog mommy. As soon as things get hectic, I drop the blog baby and tend to the others, who are more likely to kick and scream. I’m sorry, baby. But there’s just a lot going on right now. Henning is back from Germany and I’m leading some younger graduate students in a […]


Ah, the humble summer squash. It’s growing overboard in many a garden right now. Your neighbors are probably stopping by to ask if you’d like any zucchini, cause they just picked one the size of Texas that was lurking beneath an unturned leaf, and by the way, do you like yellow crookneck? Say yes, because […]


On nights when I come to my parents house for dinner, my mom and I often exchange lots of emails trying to work out the menu. But yesterday I came over early, so we got to have our discussion in person. It usually goes something like this: “So what should we have for dinner?” “Well, […]

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 […]