Soups and Stews

Potage Aux Légumes – French Vegetable Soup

Potage Aux Légumes – French Vegetable Soup

The beginning of spring is such an exciting time for produce – I love seeing new vegetables crop up at the farmers’ markets. Root vegetables, tubers, and salad greens usually lead the charge before the abundance of summer fruit and vegetables arrive. And there’s just […]

Garlic & Ginger Soup with Soft Boiled Egg

Garlic & Ginger Soup with Soft Boiled Egg

So now that you have your soft boiled egg skills down to a science it’s time to use them in the very best way I know how: swimming in brothy, savory soup. If you’ve ever slurped your way through a bowl of ramen and thought […]

Khao Soi – Northern Thai Curry

Khao Soi – Northern Thai Curry

Guys, I’ve been holding out on you. I have been trying to perfect my at home Khao Soi recipe for the past three years. And about a month ago, I did it. First, I have to find some way to convey to you my deep […]

Classic French Onion Soup

Classic French Onion Soup

Picture yourself walking around Paris, taking in all the sights and sounds of the city.  You start to get tired so you walk into a nearby cafe or brasserie – one of the ones with small tables and chairs squeezed together all facing the street.  […]

Homemade Chicken Stock

Homemade Chicken Stock

You know that unmistakable, cozy Thanksgiving smell you get when you roast a chicken or a turkey?  Want to know a secret way to get that wonderful small wafting throughout your house without actually roasting a chicken or a turkey?  Homemade chicken stock. P.S. This […]

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 Tomato Sauce

Roasted Tomato Sauce

It’s late summer and tomato season is slowly rolling to an end.  Tomato season is something I await with such eager anticipation, and then by the end I am overwhelmed with the summer bounty.  The tomatoes in my garden keep kicking until well into September […]

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

Thai Red Curry with Shrimp

Thailand has some of the best food culture of any country I’ve ever been to hands down.  The abundant street food, the fragrant spices, and the super fresh ingredients all contribute to the wonder that is food in Thailand.  It’s not a cuisine I cooked […]

Tomato and Roasted Beet Gazpacho

Tomato and Roasted Beet Gazpacho

Do you have any food experiences that you have marked as particularly formative?  Any meals that really stick out in your memory?  As you can probably imagine, I have a few 🙂 . One of them is eating my first bowl of cold gazpacho on […]

Smoky Turkish Cannellini Beans

Smoky Turkish Cannellini Beans

Istanbul is probably one of the most unexpectedly vibrant cities I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting.  In all of my European travel stints, I have visited two places multiple times – Istanbul, Turkey and Fes, Morocco.  I would also tell you that Turkey and […]