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Cooking Under Quarantine

Back in February, I read a New Yorker article about life in China, how people were coping with quarantine, and how home cooking was being shaped by isolation. Naively, I disregarded any foreshadowing this article had to offer, and resigned it to “problems over there”. Yet, here we are, roughly a week into our own… Continue reading Cooking Under Quarantine

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I take it back. I take it all back. I tried convincing myself that a humble lasagna could satisfy my wild culinary needs; that I didn't need expensive or exotic ingredients to light the fiery burners of my heart. Who was I kidding? What was I trying to prove? The wilder the better! The stranger… Continue reading Branzino

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Why You Should (really) Learn To Cook At Home

After giving birth to our son, I had a serious loss of identity. The more painful truth, however, was that I wasn't sure I ever really had one. It didn't hit me right away, it crept up over the course of his first year of life, and come his first birthday, I was floundering in… Continue reading Why You Should (really) Learn To Cook At Home

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Roast Chicken with Lemon and Butter

Appetites, Anthony Bourdain, Roast Chicken with Lemon and Butter, p. 157, Pommes Anna, p. 249 I thought coconut cream pie was the sexiest dish; that was before I made roast chicken with lemon and butter. Reading this week's recipe was like reading a porno: “Rub the bird inside and out with salt and crushed peppercorns.… Continue reading Roast Chicken with Lemon and Butter


Country Ham with Red-Eye Gravy & Buttermilk Biscuits

This was a simple dish. Ham, gravy, biscuits. While I would've liked to cook something more challenging this week, our budget wouldn't allow. That being said, this understated dish came with its own set of challenges. Yesterday morning started off rough. I woke up sick - an inevitability with an already sick toddler grabbing everything… Continue reading Country Ham with Red-Eye Gravy & Buttermilk Biscuits