In early spring, when it’s still cool enough to blast the oven, I make big batches of crisp, chewy, caramelized, amazingly satisfying parsnip fries.Read More
Cecil and Merl Bitters’ Vibrant Flavors INSPIRE, Drinks to Desserts
Of all the artisanal bitters we’ve sampled over the years, Brooklyn-based Cecil and Merl’s totally blew us away. They managed to distill clear vibrant flavors of fruits, vegetables and herbs with a subtle bitter afterfinish that goes well in all manner of cocktail, culinary and wellness applications. Given their sublime flavors and endless uses, they are a perfect house gift.Read More
Our Updated, “Best of” Holiday Recipes + Strategies
In the run-up to Thanksgiving, we often get calls from friends anxious for easy, foolproof strategies for the big meal. Here’s our updated tried-and-true, “best of” recipe traditions that lend themselves to tailoring and improvising.Read More
phone-tails: cocktail breaks with dear friends – by phone!
It’s lonely being a writer. Sometimes I go for days without seeing another human being except my husband or the barista at the local coffee bar. When I’m deep into a book project, I try to remain focused. My phone calls with friends are, “Can I call you back? I’m in the middle of searching…Read More