Turkey may be the sturdy foundation that holds the construction that is Thanksgiving together, but everybody knows it's the sides that are the pretty embellishments inside - the midcentury-style West Elm sofa, the marble coffee table on brass legs, the impeccably-styled bar cart in the corner. Below are six Thanksgiving sides I urge you to try this year. Some - like the Brussels sprouts and smashed potatoes - are unexpected twists to the classics, while others, like the endive apple salad, are flavors you may not have considered adding to your menu before. Charred . . .
Congrats! You’re hosting the best faux holiday of the year, and it’s going to be flippin’ awesome. Aside from it being a glorious day of eating and drinking in stretchy pants, I love Friendsgiving because it’s the perfect opportunity to get together with bff’s before the craziness of the winter holidays sets in. And while Thanksgiving with family may be steeped in tradition, a dinner with friends gives you more flexibility, allowing you to host exactly the kind of party you want. To help you make the most of this joyous occasion, I’ve listed 6 of my favorite . . .
Continuing on with Friendsgiving Month here on TNB, I've got something new and fun to share with ya'll today: a video! That's right. I've been unofficially scheming about launching a YouTube channel as an addition to my blog for a while now and thought, what better way to start than by showing you a recipe from my new cookbook? So without further ado, ta-da! The printable recipe is just below. If you like this video, please give it a thumbs-up and subscribe to my channel. Your support means the world to me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaV8AHS3las . . .
Hey, guys! Friendsgiving month is finally here and I have sooo much to share with ya'll. Whether you've got your annual Friendsgiving coming up, you're thinking of hosting your very first one this year, or just looking forward to Thanksgiving with family, you'll find lots of helpful tips, recipes, and more right here in the upcoming weeks. To kick things off, I'm thrilled to invite you to enter my ultimate Friendsgiving giveaway. Not one, but two lucky winners will receive a package (a $100 value) filled with some of my favorite essentials for cooking the . . .
If I had to pinpoint the exact moment my interest in savory porridge was piqued, it would have to be the 2014 Bon Appétit article about Sqirl - the breakfast-and-lunch-only Los Angeles restaurant with a cult following. Although other restaurants were presumably elevating breakfast prior to, or at the same time as Sqirl, it was this article that opened the floodgates for me personally. All this sexy talk of chewy grains topped with runny eggs and salad-y things; thick, nearly burnt toast drowned in house-made jam in flavors like strawberry-thyme; a kale dish that . . .
My love for doughy things knows no bounds. In fact, my all-time favorite food is bread - and pizza, gnocchi, and dim sum (or any kind of stuffed dumplings) are not far behind. When I was a child growing up in Ukraine, every morning would start with a walk to the local bakery to pick up the day's bread with my mom. The crusty-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside, still-warm loaf would be eaten with butter for breakfast, with kielbasa for lunch, and always alongside dinner, no matter what we were eating on any given night. To me, bread symbolizes warmth and comfort, . . .
One of the reservations I made right after booking our flight to Paris last winter was for Champeaux, a new-ish brasserie from Alain Ducasse in the revamped Les Halles market. When we got there two months later, the restaurant was gorgeous. Sprawling, with floor to ceiling windows, a wrap-around marble bar, and these sexy, black leather booths with Mad Men-era chairs opposite them. As we walked inside from the freezing cold, we were greeted by a friendly host, who quickly offered to converse in English. “No way, Jose,” I thought - I was fresh out of a French class . . .