I have one word to sum up 2020 and 2021 - Kuchisabishii. It's Japanese for "eating when you’re not hungry but you eat because your mouth is lonely." My mouth got so lonely so often that I gained 20 pounds of pandemic weight. Is there a word for cooking when your heart is … [Read more...] about What’s Your Resolution for 2022?
I fell in love with lentil soup out of a sense of obligation. On a cold winter day on an early trip to Paris, I stepped inside a small bistro to get out of a frigid winter mist. Why ever did I book a trip to France in January, I wondered? Shivering and cold, all I thought I … [Read more...] about Recipe: Easy, Versatile Lentil Soup
don't know about you, but I'm tired of looking at all those cans of beans that I bought at the start of the pandemic in 2020. I've started to realize that some are nearing their sell-by date, too. So, I pulled this recipe from the archives and I've made two or three versions in … [Read more...] about Recipe: White Bean Soup with Greens
Do you have so many bottles of vinaigrette in your fridge that when you open the door it sounds like wind chimes? How to make vinaigrette is one of the first things that any home cook should master for a couple of reasons. It's expensive to buy and tends to be loaded with … [Read more...] about How to Make Vinaigrette [video lesson]
With so many people opting for smaller holiday meals this year, I wanted to share my foolproof method of roasting a turkey breast. I rarely roast a whole turkey. I usually break my turkeys down and cook the dark and white meat separately as they require different cooking … [Read more...] about Roast Turkey Breast with No-Fuss Gravy