I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazing authors in the past, and just when I didn’t think it could get much better, I received a fascinating proposal for a book by legendary Mediterranean food expert Nancy Harmon Jenkins a few years ago. This project was ambitious, a magnum opus of sorts — everything you … More Virgin Territory — behind the scenes
This drawing is now closed. The great thing about working with Matt Armendariz to photograph my books is that he’s so amazingly talented, I don’t have to be there on set, and everything still turns out beautifully. That’s certainly the case for the photos by Matt in the new book by Lori Lange, The Recipe … More recipe girl’s really good risotto
By now you know I’m a huge fan of Melissa Clark’s newest book, Cook This Now. Here’s another one of those amazing “November” recipes. This one is super versatile. In fact, it’s a recipe just for garlicky broccoli rabe.
I’ve heard a few times recently that people thought I really disliked them at first. If you’re one of those people who told me that, I swear this post isn’t just about you. In fact, if I’d heard it only once, I’d probably dismiss it. But now that it’s come up a few times, I … More rethinking myself and why I cook Italian food so often
With the crazy heat in the New York City area this summer, I haven’t been blogging very much because I haven’t been cooking very much. Finally, some relief. I’ll try to catch up because of course I’ve been eating some cool food (and doing a little cooking too). First up, I made two kinds of … More two pastas by 10:30am