My grill broke last summer. We were in the middle of a move, and I still held onto the hope that we could fix it, so it wasn’t replaced. In Southern California, grillin’ isn’t just a summer activity, it’s a year long love affair, making an entire 13 months sans grill a really long [...]
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I’m can’t decide what I’m more excited about, the best grilled vegetable recipes I’ve made in years, or this awesome giveaway. Lets talk about this corn for a second. Of course the original purpose of the corn itself was merely as a vehicle for the Sriracha butter, which I adapted from The Sriracha Cookbook (you [...]
I’m cooking on The Today show on Wednesday. I wish I was cool enough to have a witty lead in and build up to the exciting news, but I’m just going to digitally blurt it out: I’m cooking on The Today Show, in New York, on Wednesday. I’ll be battling it out with two other [...]
Have you ever had one of those “What Would You Want Your Last Meal To Be?” conversations? I have. Partially because I’m a touch more morbid than most, and partially because I think about food nearly constantly. Also, between food writers, food bloggers and chefs, I hang out with quite a few food people and [...]
I’ve reached a goal of sorts, and I wanted to tell you about it. When I started this blog in 2011, it was as a direct response of having to put my 4 month old in the arms of stranger, turn around, and drive to an office. I love my job, and I love my [...]
I think I need to buy a goat. And some chickens. Although I grew up on a farm, and at the time I found very little of our remote, sequestered-from-civilization-and-my-friends, life very appealing, I now want a little bit of that back. Not all of it. I want to live in the city, a big, [...]
A few weeks ago I was invited to the opening of Messhall in Los Angeles to partake in an amazing media dinner. I was stuffed with steak tartare tacos, lobster mac n cheese, incredibly memorably cheese grits, the best pork chop of my life and a kale caesar salad I can’t stop thinking about. [...]
A full flavor Chinese Chicken Salad, made over with shrimp, peaches, avocados and an incredibly easy homemade dressing!
Not your average pasta salad! Make this Orzo Caprese Recipe in place of your standard side dish for your next barbecue or summer gathering.
Sauteed Brussel Sprouts With Goat Cheese, a great vegetable side dish for a summer cook out.