Month: January 2019

Travel Guide:  What to do in Ica, Peru

Travel Guide: What to do in Ica, Peru

When you think of Peru as a country, cuisine, and culture I’m betting a few things spring into your mind almost immediately: Machu Picchu, the Incas, lomo saltado, ceviche, alpacas, etc. Be honest, how’d I do? My guess is that you’re less likely to associate […]

Classic Pisco Sour

Classic Pisco Sour

Pisco isn’t a liquor that’s on most people’s radars if you live outside of South America. It’s a grape brandy that’s made in Chile and Peru, and in Peru it’s used to make the national drink: a classic Pisco Sour. Pisco Sours are everything you […]

Broiled Citrus with Honey & Hazelnuts

Broiled Citrus with Honey & Hazelnuts

Sometimes in the middle of cold and dreary winter, you just need something bright and happy and just a little bit fancy to brighten your mornings. Winter citrus is bountiful right now, and broiled winter citrus is juuuust the little extra something you need. Sweet […]

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

It’s pretty easy to fall in love with fresh spring rolls, especially if you’re only used to eating deep fried spring rolls or egg rolls. Fresh spring rolls are made with rice paper that’s either fresh or moistened so that it’s pliable. It’s a little […]

Sunchoke and Radish Tartine

Sunchoke and Radish Tartine

So we’ve already pretty well established that I love cheese and bread. I’m really just always trying to find socially acceptable ways to eat more of both. And Tartines feel like a pretty good way to do that while still adding in some vegetables for […]

A Comprehensive Guide to Paris

A Comprehensive Guide to Paris

Let me start this Comprehensive Guide to Paris by imploring you: please, go to Paris. Please go visit this city that I was fortunate enough to call home at some point in time in my life. And visit this city in a way that makes […]

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Roasted Beet Salad with Walnut & Feta Gremolata

Beets tend to be somewhat polarizing as far as vegetables go – kind of like cabbage or brussels sprouts – you either love ’em or you hate ’em. (Also realizing I’m posting about two controversial vegetables twice in a row – oops!). But beets really […]

Pasta with Cabbage and Pancetta

Pasta with Cabbage and Pancetta

This pasta with cabbage and pancetta is the dish I’ve made the most since I came home after my week long cooking class in Southern Italy at the Awaiting Table. It the first pasta dish we made together, and I was so pleasantly surprised by […]