Strawberry Cream Cake

Before growing up and getting married and getting a house and a dog and making a baby, I used to be a sort of healthy eating specialist. It was the uncharted part of a job that I loved to do, which was just teaching people about cooking and how to make stuff taste good. I […]

Kale & Pecorino Salad with Pangrattato

By now, kale has been enjoying far more than 15 minutes of fame, and I’m really happy for it. It’s got everything that I adore in a salad green:  it’s hardy and keeps forever in the fridge, which means I can accidentally forget about it in the crisper, exhume it a week later, and it’s […]

Maple Farro Scones

A few weeks ago, around the time of the inauguration and subsequent Women’s March, I had been reading Tamar Adler’s An Everlasting Meal. It was one of those books that was so good, so comforting, so educational and reassuring that I stalled to finish it. I didn’t want it to end. (It was also a lovely […]

Seeded No-Knead Bread

I’m not sure that people are so into New Year’s resolutions anymore. It’s all about intentions now. I’m just as guilty as anyone. I suspect the word “resolution” got a bad rap, because people (me! I!) assigned it to their own overzealous, underplanned Champagne wishes, then blamed the world for their almost-universal failure. They — we — […]

Kid Food, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love a Chicken Tender

My kid is eating like seven things total and I am thinking about being okay with it. When you think about food for a living and write about it for fun, you live in a world of varying degrees of “yes, I’d eat that.” And as an accomplished eater and cook, you think you have a good […]

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