A weeknight-friendly enchilada has to check a lot of boxes for me.
If you have an Instant Pot , please make this. Please. Pasta fans especially, this one is for you.
Hi friends – I suspect it is going to be a big baking weekend, so I thought it might be helpful to wrangle some of my favorite holiday-esque cookie recipes into one spot, in a single list.
Ah, flourless chocolate cake.
Let’s chat about shortcuts! Having a rainbow-colored lineup of homemade curry pastes in the freezer is one of my favorite, slightly cheaty culinary strategies. Tricked out miso pastes fall into this category as well. A few times a year, I take an hour or two, and make a range of favorite pastes
– Every time I have Indian food – and, sadly, it is not often that I am around it – I wonder why I don’t seek it out more. As with Indian culture, the colors, flavors, and traditions of Indian cookery are vivid and expressive, engaging and alluring. And that’s how I would describe the menu that chef Manish Mehrotra presented at the second night of this year’s Twelve Days of Christmas at The Restaurant at Meadowood .
– At the start of this year’s Twelve Days of Christmas at The Restaurant at Meadowood , I had been to the restaurants of eight of this year’s 12 guest chefs – some of them many times; and, mostly by coincidence, I had been to the restaurants of half of the guests chefs in this year alone.
The first thing I made in my new Instant Pot was beans and rice. Not a surprise to anyone who has been a longtime reader here 😉 The beans were chickpeas, the rice was brown, and it was spiked with a dollop of curry paste. The resulting brown rice bowl was one of the simplest lunches I’ve cooked in a long time – effortless, fragrant, and good.
The San Francisco Chronicle ran this story a couple of weeks back, focused on how I set a holiday table. You can check out the story if you like, but, I also wanted to share something that didn’t make it into the piece
This time of year simply begs for gingersnaps- the classic and humble cookie that tastes old fashioned and elegant and post new wave all at once. A subtle, spicy, gingery bite that snaps with a crunch to awaken satiated taste buds soaked in a holiday sea of egg nog, cheese logs and peanut butter balls. Fancy cookies, these are not