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Category Archives: Meatless Monday
Risotto is one of the dishes in my arsenal that I love to teach. I seem to forget about it as one of my personal favorites until fall rolls around and I’m really hankering for something thick and rich to pack on the requisite sweater weather weight. A few weeks ago, a couple I was doing a private class for requested a mushroom risotto. So I wrote up a recipe and then held their hand as they slowly added the stock, cup by cup, until all the starchy goodness was coaxed from every last grain.
The worst part of teaching is when, after all that love and hard work and delicious smells, you have to leave.… Continue Reading
Though I run my own business, I consider myself an entrepreneur in the loosest sense of the term. Similarly, though I cook for people for money, I have a hard time owning the word chef. But the nice thing about being a young professional home cook trying to make it in the age of tech is that you get exposed to a lot of cook start-ups at the ground (beta) level.
Earlier this month, I was approached by Mealku, a new food start-up that bills itself as a cooperative for home cooking. Members of the community can request various recipes to be cooked for them by Mealku chefs at a set price.… Continue Reading
Fall is already off to such a busy start that I’ve barely had time to cook anything for this site. My lunches have been all about scrounging from the refrigerator and eating at my desk or standing at the counter shoveling food in my mouth straight from a quart container.
Luckily, I’ve had so much recipe testing for Food & Wine these past few weeks that my fridge has been well-endowed in the leftovers department. This particular lunch came by way of some scraps from my fish tacos project with a few toppings borrowed from the Pad Thai I was currently shooting on that particular day.… Continue Reading
I’m about to press off and come back to the city. The fact that it’s raining only makes leaving the island a smidge easier. All the secret service men wandering around in Vineyard Vines trying to blend in help too.
We don’t really eat out very much on the vineyard, but there are a few places that I like to check off my list at some point in the summer. (I do need to get around to writing these up for you one day. ) One of the newest additions is Ken and Beck, a little restaurant in Oak Bluffs that’s managed to fly under the radar since it opened last summer – at least enough so that you can actually get a reservation between the hours of 7 and 9.… Continue Reading
One of the best parts about the Martha’s Vineyard Wine Festival was getting to meet Maggie Battista. We had a ball at the barn dinner, the farm tour, and drinking every glass of wine that came our way in between.
Maggie runs Eat Boutique where she sources the best small batch foods by artisan makers. She also shares recipes, maker stories and city guides to eating the “boutique” way. As soon as I started popping around the site, I fell in love with her whimsical voice, clean aesthetic, and drool-worthy photography. She’s also a master photo-bomber.
I didn’t want anyone to go hungry while I was in Spain, so I thought Maggie would be the perfect person to feed you while I was away.… Continue Reading
I’m leaving on a jet plane today. And I’m so excited I can barely control myself.
My friend from college decided to have her bachelorette in Ibiza. Now, I recognize that this is a fairly ridiculous thing to do. But there was also no way I was going to miss it. Since I haven’t had a solo adventure in a while – something that I often do as a healthy mental reprogramming–I decided to skip town a few weeks early and take myself on a little tour of the Basque region. The theme of my summer is to embrace my youth.… Continue Reading