I collect and read cookbooks, food writing, and food history books. I experiment with as many new ideas as possible each week.
My favorite kitchen diy is making fresh pasta.
I'm loving our winter veggies from our CSA. I saute all kinds of greens with garlic and crushed red chiles and mix with pasta, or I make vegetable-packed soups, or dips for lovely raw cauliflower.
I am forever making frittatas with every vegetable in the bin! Love them loaded with greens, mushrooms, chiles, and of course cheese. One of my favorite frittata fillings is roasted poblanos, mushrooms, cilantro, and jack cheese.
My easiest dinner party meal is an old Bobby Flay dish. Black and white sesame crusted salmon with soba noodles and a lime cilantro chile sauce.
I was just about to set off on a pumpkin beer tasting adventure to find some good ones, so perfect timing! I'm looking forward to trying a few.
This is one of my regular spots. Love their breakfast burritos!
I always order a sandwich there, so now I have to try their fish tacos!
My favorite is Hyde Park Bar and Grill for the turkey burger and best fries in town served with chipotle aioli.
Great tips. I love #5 and #7. I might just read an Edible issue while making eggplant fries. Sounds like a lot of fun!
I'm looking forward to a summer full of roses. The French options listed sound fantastic!
seafood stuffed piquillos
In Edible Austin, I'd like to see Zack Northcutt of Mulberry.
most important lesson: don't rush it. if you're making a slow-cooked dish or sweating onions or searing meat, it takes as long as it takes.
I'll be eating Irish cheeses, butter, and traditional brown bread.
carrot cake with cream cheese frosting the day after the party for which it was made.
My favorite easy Italian meal is pasta with sauteed seasonal vegetables and good parmigiano.
Chocolate shortbread sandwich cookies with a ganache filling.
I used to love baking sugar cookies with my Mom.
no question: sugar cookies. my mom and I make the best!
Mashed potatoes, of course.
herb crusted rack of lamb
my favorite family dinner was spaghetti and garlic bread.
I'm a long-time fan of Ruhlman's blog and 101 cookbooks.
Pumpkin cinnamon rolls is my absolute favorite pumpkin recipe.
I have to say the best dessert ever was my Dad's homemade vanilla ice cream on a hot summer day.