Remember when I wrote last week about being so inspired by recipes in magazines? It happened again, all because of the glorious picture I’ve posted above. The recipe, once you look at it closely, is nothing fancy or complicated at all. Polenta, made a little richer with milk rather than all water. Mushrooms, both fresh(…)
I have over a hundred cookbooks, but there’s something so enticing about a recipe in a magazine. It’s beautifully photographed. It’s alone — not buried in a book full of other recipes — and yet often accompanied by recipes to make a whole meal. And did I mention the beautiful photography? I tear recipes out(…)
The Second Annual Food & Farm Film Fest is coming to San Francisco’s Roxie Theater; check out the amazing line-up here, including a short film about siracha, a feature-length documentary about honeybees, and a festival-closing program of three films on chocolate and coffee. Each screening is accompanied by a great-looking menu.
Last year it was Baked Alaska, while the year before it was a more tropical Key Lime pie. One year he asked for a very lemon layer cake and one year he even drew me a diagram of the cake he wanted. This year, Ben made his decision early and never wavered: blueberry pie for(…)
Californians: Does your child’s school serve a particularly good lunch? Take a picture and enter this contest hosted by The California Farm to School Network. Follow this link for complete details on how to enter.
Food is love, they say and I do believe. I aspire to family meals prepared and shared with love. But sometimes family meals take a rougher road to the table. Sometimes the cooking is a hasty chop-heat-stir-and-serve, and sometimes it’s even worse, a pot-crashing, ingredient-flinging, plate-slamming scene. So it was the other night. There was(…)
We’re delighted that the Vancouver Sun has included Cassoulet in their list of the year’s best cookbooks. Haven’t yet picked up a copy? Want to share with friends or family? You can buy a signed copy — and support a local, independent bookstore — by purchasing through this link!