Tag: food blog

Radish Love

Why haven’t I roasted radishes before? How fantastic they are, their peppery edge mellows, turning sweet, and the green stems are a wee bitter and nutty in all the best ways. Cut radishes in half and toss with olive oil and salt. Place the tray into an oven heated to 400°F (200°C). Cook for 15 …

My Ribollita

Most Italians, particularly Tuscans, have their own take on ribollita, bread soup. This one is mine, inspired from a recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi as published in his book Plenty. It is vegan, but honestly no meat eater would pay any notice to this fact. Hearty and warming, it makes a wonderful lunch. You can substitute …

A Lighter Eggplant Parm

Eggplant Parmesan is one of my most favorite things in the world, but making a traditional version of it at home isn’t easy. Mulitple steps and the time they demand make it unattractive to most home cooks who want a hearty, comforting meal without a lot of fuss and dirty dishes. However, this recipe is …

Braised Collards with Chickpeas and BBQ Sauce

My husband is a southerner raised on collard greens and pot liquor. I am not. Each time I’ve tried a side of collards at a local BBQ joint near our house in Florida, I’ve been disappointed. Bitter greens drowned in pork fat and salt with a dose of vinegar failed to light my fire for …

Why another food blog?

To write about food and hunger is to write about power and love. MFK Fisher asserted as much in the introduction to her book, The Gastronomical Me. This understanding made her into one of the greatest food writers ever. This is why food blogs are so ubiquitous. On an unconscious level those of us who …