Food

Toasted pecan cake

When it’s quiet around here, it generally means one of two things: 1. I’ve been cooking a series of duds, or certainly nothing good enough to clear my throat into this...

Braised ginger meatballs in coconut broth

I’ve become the kind of person (a grandmother, perhaps; you can say it) who always implores you to stay for dinner. But it’s less benevolent than it sounds. I mean, yes,...

Potato vareniki

I first heard of the Russian restaurant Kachka when I was last in Portland, Oregon on book tour (hi, Powell’s!), when no fewer than a dozen people separately told me I had to...

Austrian torn, fluffy pancake

A month ago, I made kaiserschmarrn, a shredded pancake, for my kids for a weekend breakfast at the suggestion of my neighbor (coincidentally the partner of the neighbor who...

raspberry crumble tart bars

Last month, Ruth Reichl, food writer extraordinaire and the last editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine, rounded up her 10 favorite recipes from her magazine years...

Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals Nurtures Community and Healthy Lifestyles

Let’s Cook Kenyan Meals, founded by Pamellah Oduor, seeks to revitalize community health by encouraging families to make wholesome, nutritious meals across Kenya. After...

Celebrate Hummus and Falafel on February 10th #LovePulses

February 10th is the first annual World Pulses Day, a day put aside to celebrate the many ways these crops are key to sustainable farming and healthy diets. Pulses are the dried...

Italian food has flavors to savor at Calvanico’s in Highland

One of the things that always made me look wistfully back to my east coast roots was the absence of family run Italian restaurants where everyone knows your name. When I lived...

Is peanut butter actually healthy?

Peanut butter, due to its high protein content has recently become quite popular with fitness freaks. But is it really loaded with health benefits? If it is homemade, yes!...