Category Archives: What’s Eating You?

What’s Eating You: How to Shop and Cook for One

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What’s Eating You? is an advice column where I answer all of your burning cooking questions. To get the ball rolling, I’ve asked some of my friends to send me theirs. If you’d like your kitchen dilemma solved, feed it to me here.

Keith is a devoted potato aficionado. It’s true what they say. It’s in the Irish blood. Nothing better complements potatoes than various forms of grilled, broiled and stewed meats and that’s where Keith’s cooking passion lies. A country boy trapped in a New Yorker’s body. He can’t wait to get back to his parent’s farm and cook feasts, instead of one-person meals.… Continue Reading

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What’s Eating You: How to Make Healthy Meals for the Week

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What’s Eating You? is a weekly advice column where I answer all of your burning cooking questions. To get the ball rolling, I’ve asked some of my friends to send me theirs. If you’d like your kitchen dilemma solved, feed it to me here.

Emily D. grew up in Chelmsford, Massachusetts and now lives in NYC, where she breaks stereotypes by owning more kitchen equipment than pairs of shoes. While she loves cooking for friends and scoping out the city’s best new restaurants, her most frequent extra-curricular activity is eating cookies, which is easy to do, since she runs a cookie company (see also: Baking for Good). 

I love the idea of cooking on Sunday for the week ahead, but what usually comes to mind is a casserole or lasagna, and those aren’t usually very healthy.… Continue Reading

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What’s Eating You: The Best Way to Cook Bacon

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What’s Eating You? is a weekly advice column where I answer all of your burning cooking questions. To get the ball rolling, I’ve asked some of my friends to send me theirs. If you’d like your kitchen dilemma solved, feed it to me here.

Jillian B. is a 4th year medical student living in Baltimore.  Due to her lack of income, cooking at home provides her only form of sustenance.  She is always looking for new ways to creatively prepare whatever weird stuff was on sale at Safeway.  These days she spends her time outside the hospital tending to her small herb and tomato garden.Continue Reading

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What’s Eating You: How to Not Burn Your Garlic

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What’s Eating You? is a weekly advice column where I answer all of your burning cooking questions. To get the ball rolling, I’ve asked some of my friends to send me theirs. If you’d like your kitchen dilemma solved, feed it to me here.

Steph M. is newly married and still working out how to make her kitchen life reflect her married life: supportive of one another, while still having her own space! Also a new California resident, Steph is loving the availability of incredible fresh produce. Her husband, Rodrigo, asked this question last week!

I feel almost ashamed to admit this, but I still burn my garlic!… Continue Reading

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What’s Eating You: How to be a Meat-Free Grill Master

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What’s Eating You? is a weekly advice column where I answer all of your burning cooking questions. To get the ball rolling, I’ve asked some of my friends to send me theirs. If you’d like your kitchen dilemma solved, feed it to me here.

Rodrigo is a Tijuana native studying in Palo Alto after living in New York and Madrid. He’s recently married and enjoying student life with his beautiful wife!

After moving to California late last year, my wife Stephanie and I have been slowly but surely setting up our home in sunny Palo Alto.  Our house has plenty of outdoor space (a novelty after living in urban apartments), and we have taken full advantage of this by setting up a nice gas grill and some patio furniture.… Continue Reading

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What’s Eating You: How to Add Avocado To Every Meal

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What’s Eating You? is a weekly advice column where I answer all of your burning cooking questions. To get the ball rolling, I’ve asked some of my friends to send me theirs. If you’d like your kitchen dilemma solved, feed it to me here.

Matt is a 27-year-old So-Cal native. He cooks nothing and eats everything. He does so very slowly, and in huge quantities. His girlfriend, Caitlyn, asked this question about cast iron skillets. She once stopped him from pouring soap all over Phoebe’s. Phew.

I would classify a large portion of what I eat as “vehicles for avocado”, and sometimes I just go for them straight.… Continue Reading

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