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For some reason over the years I’ve harbored a bit of a pasta bias towards lasagna. Even when I could eat gluten, I hardly ever ordered lasagna off a menu. Like, possibly never. Cutting off a chunk of noodles, masked by layers of other rich things, just kind of seemed to defeat the fun of eating pasta in the first place.
I’m a noodle slurper. I like spinning a nest of spaghetti around my fork that’s so large, I clearly have no intention of eating the whole thing in one bite. Those I’ve shared pasta dishes with over the years, have begun to require share plates.… Continue Reading
Holy cannoli, I can’t believe Feed Me Phoebe is 1 year old!
Looking back on my welcome post from a year ago, I realize two things: 1) I need to start plucking my eyebrows, and 2) facial hair aside, I’ve come a long way in a year – especially, in learning what I want to talk about on this site, and the things I want to feed you and inspire you to feed each other.
It’s crazy all that can happen in a year. I started this site in the aftermath of a painful parting of ways with my best friend and business partner.… Continue Reading
I found the healthy state of affairs in my childhood pantry to be deeply unfair.
My mom was a whole foods nut long before a chain grocery store arose for people just like her. She did her shopping at the local health food store. In Westchester, these venues were usually housed in the most unwanted, tucked-away quadrants of a strip mall. I remember constantly scouring the bulk bins for anything resembling candy, and coming away with carob-covered raisins. Those were a bummer.
Now, I look back and see my mom as ahead of her time. Who was making quinoa back in 1990?… Continue Reading
Happy April Fools Day everyone! I had high hopes of delivering you a Faux Pho recipe today in honor of trickery and puns. But my weekend got away from me. Instead, I wanted to talk about a subject that I’ve been long overdue in discussing: the gluten-free pantry.
When I was first diagnosed with my gluten allergy two years ago, I felt totally lost. My cabinets were jam packed with pasta and barley and flour. I was used to cooking naturally gluten-free – meaning, I used fresh vegetables and grains (like quinoa) that didn’t involve any tinkering. But the world of GF flours was a mystery to me.… Continue Reading
I’ve always considered myself a bit of an amateur when it comes to the photography on this site. I get by, but I would be lying to you if I said I had a real grasp on what I’m doing. Like most of my professional life, I go by the motto: fake it till you make it. In the case of photography, it’s all a matter of trial and error, and through a lot of futzing around, I’ve landing on my current camera settings, the perfect lighting nook on the far side of my coffee table (or on the floor next to my desk), and a handful of plates and things that flatter my food.… Continue Reading
Last Friday at Haven’s Kitchen I taught a class on winter soups, stews, and chowdahs. Creamy soups (you know, the type with “cream of” in the title) were my favorite growing up. But my stomach just can’t handle them anymore. What can I say, I’m 27 going on 50. Nowadays, one of the things I love doing is adding potato to the broth–what the French call a “potage”–which creates an amazing full-bodied, smooth texture when pureed. It’s one of the things I demo-ed in this segment, and it was something I really wanted to include in my soup class for those with dietary restrictions.… Continue Reading