I write about food, travel and culture for many different publications, and wanted a place to gather my work together in one spot. And so here, you’ll find many of my articles and recipes, and also a blog, in which I explore my attempt to make entertaining a more regular part of my life; an effort to gather people together in the real world, not just the virtual one, despite the obstacles of parenthood, laziness, and the hibernation-inducing effect of rainy Pacific Northwest winters. As I keep reminding myself, it’s important not just to celebrate what’s on the table, but who’s sitting around it. Read More…
Recipes from Shanik’s Meeru Dhalwala
So glad that the recipes from my March 2014 Sunset article on Shanik’s Meeru Dhalwala are now online! It’s a delicious vegetarian meal that delivers buttery-spicy greens and tangy-rich chickpeas. She also showed me how she makes ghee, or clarified …
Hunker down with Winter Lentils
I was on KUOW’s The Record today, sharing my love for lentils as a casual adaptable building block in the kitchen. Check out the video and recipe here. Thanks to Marcie Sillman and Bond Huberman for putting our piece together!
Food Lover’s Cleanse 2014
The greens are washed, the nuts and seeds are toasting, and my refrigerator is full of citrus and root vegetables. It’s time for my annual Bon Appetit Food Lover’s Cleanse. Please join me in my two-week plan to get cooking …
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