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Winter Endive Boats

Winter Endive Boats

Endives and radishes are two vegetables I will always associate with living in France.  Neither were foods I ate regularly prior to living in Paris, but both were abundant in the French markets during winter and early spring.   While endives are only occasionally eaten […]

Sweet Carrot Soufflé

Sweet Carrot Soufflé

Okay, before you skip over this post because soufflés sound hard or because carrot soufflé sounds weird let me tell you two things. One, this is not a real soufflé.  There’s no beating egg whites into oblivion and worrying about the rise and fall of your end […]

Best Ever Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Best Ever Sausage & Apple Stuffing

Okay, people – let’s talk stuffing.  Specifically, my every Thanksgiving go-to, best ever, sausage & apple stuffing.  I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that stuffing is my favorite dish in the entire Thanksgiving meal.  Get that boxed stuff out of […]

Persimmon and Camembert Galette

Persimmon and Camembert Galette

Note:  I originally published this Persimmon and Camembert Galette on May 7th 2018, but since it’s persimmon season now I’ve been busy recipe testing and have an updated version to share.  Hope you enjoy! I never have been much of a baker – I find that […]

Cooking School in Italy:  The Awaiting Table

Cooking School in Italy: The Awaiting Table

About 9 months ago I had a conversation with my husband that went like this: Me:  “So, I decided what I want to do with the rest of my sabbatical this year.  I want to go to Italy and take a cooking class.” Him:  “By […]

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

Charred Eggplant & Farro Salad

I’m still very much on the Italian/Mediterranean cooking kick since I came back from my trip to Europe.  Every time I travel there I’m reminded of how much cooking Mediterranean food feels natural to me.  It’s very much how I choose to cook at home, […]

Super Citrusy Aperol Spritz

Super Citrusy Aperol Spritz

In southern Italy there is a nightly routine where everyone strolls through the pedestrian zone of their town after work to see and be seen, and it’s called la passeggiata.  Everyone dresses sharply, talks and just meanders – it’s a whole family affair. On Sundays, la passeggiata is particularly […]

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

White Wine Braised Chicken Thighs

I’m back!  Back from Italy, back from the cooking course, back to real life.  It’s been a whirlwind 4 weeks of traveling, and I’m so grateful for the entire experience.  The real gem for me was (predictably) the Awaiting Table cooking class in southern Italy. It […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Salve, friends!  I’m writing to you today from my beautiful Airbnb in the charming town of Lecce in Southern Italy.  This city is absolutely stunning.  I’m going to be spending a week here learning about the cuisine of the Puglia region and cooking until I’m blue […]

Roasted Squash Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

Roasted Squash Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing

Tahini is a power ingredient in Middle Eastern cuisine, but still hasn’t completely made its way into the mainstream in the US.  You can find it in some specialty grocery stores and in the international section of regular grocery stores, and it should absolutely become […]