My personal recipe for a wonderful life: Family + Friends + Food = Happiness. Thus far this summer has been a whirlwind of activity filled with the first two components of my equation: visiting family in New Jersey, friends from Copenhagen visiting me and, playing one of my favorite roles 'fun aunt' with various kids, related or not. Missing from my personal recipe for a … [Read more...]
Chocolate Chili Cake
While Nahid and I were planning our annual tarot card reading party (an excuse to eat, drink and look to the future) the Food52 Chocolate-Chili challenge appeared. I thought this would be an opportunity to try out a recipe that's been floating around in my head for a while. (I always jump at the opportunity to quiet the clamor in my brain). And so this recipe was born. I … [Read more...]
Chantrelle mushrooms, corn and linguine: Hello Autumn!
Hollywood Farmers' Market October 30th Fall is in the air...sort of...it is if you go to the farmers' market and notice that stone fruit has been replaced by a variety of apples, while squash of all types and beets reign supreme. I walked along the food stands on Ivar looking for inspiration. Finally a pile of corn caught my attention. How long will this quintessential … [Read more...]