Fresh out of the kitchen

The Perfect No-Cook Dinner

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The summer before my junior year of college – what now seems like lifetimes and galaxies away – my best friend Sofya and I studied abroad in Paris for one month. Our class, where we surveyed the literature of 1920′s American expat writers, took up only a few hours each day, leaving us the rest… 

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Zucchini Bread with Honey-Herb Butter

Some weeks ago, I had friends over for brunch and served a Mexican-inspired menu. You’ll probably never see me present a frosted cake or anything too sugary at the end of a meal, but I don’t like to leave people hanging either, and usually make some simple cookies or a fail-proof quick bread. For this… 

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Squash-Corn Fritters with Chipotle Cashew Cream

“What grows together truly goes together” is a quote from the July 2015 Bon Appétit article about French chef Alain Passard. Monsieur Passard owns several farms in France from which he procures the fruits and vegetables for his Paris restaurant, L’Arpège. He is known for serving barely-tampered with produce on his plates and it is… 

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Brunching With the Cool Kids at The Fat Radish

When a restaurant’s Instagram account boasts a photo of Alexa Chung, and Google describes the place as having “hip clientele,” I can almost safely assume it’s too cool for me. A few Saturdays ago, Rene and I headed to the Chinatown/Lower East Side neighborhood with the intention of having brunch at Dimes, a vegetable-forward restaurant… 

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Favorite Foodies: Sydney Kramer of The Crepes of Wrath

If you enjoy good writing, striking food photography, uniquely indulgent recipes, and/or the New York food scene, The Crepes of Wrath is a blog you should be reading. Arizona native Sydney Kramer, 26, develops and photographs recipes like Heirloom Tomato and Parmesan Pie and Happy Goth Pops with Berries and Glitter (yes, you read that… 

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Pan-Fried Purple Potatoes with Cilantro Gremolata

Browsing through gorgeous mounds of summer produce at the greenmarket, hauling home tote bags full of veggies, and thinking up new recipes as I go has been one of my favorite pastimes this summer. Cooking these little purple potatoes, flavored with bright cilantro and garlic and gently perfumed by lemon, I envisioned myself serving them… 

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Cocktail Hour: Pink Ladies (Tazo Passion Tea and Aperol Cocktail)

Remember when everyone was all about paying $6 for a venti Tazo passion tea lemonade at Starbucks? I never understood how people could be willing to pay so much for an oversized cup of mostly water, but regardless, the obsession was real. Last spring, my friend Sofya wowed me by steeping a bag of Tazo… 

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