Welcome to A Few of My Favorite Things, a monthly series where I share the books, articles, home goods and girly items I’m currently digging. 1. This beauty from Lady and Pups is one of the best food blog posts I've read in a long time. In it she likens the conversation one has in one's head while making a pie crust to one between Gollum and Smeagol. (Any other Lord of the Rings nerds up in here?) 2. This has technically been a favorite thing for several months but I really wanted to tell ya'll about it! Belgian musician Stromae (with whom I am hopelessly . . .
Welcome to A Few of My Favorite Things, a new monthly series where I'll be sharing the books, articles, home goods and girly items I'm currently digging. 1. First off, I'm so excited about the release of Naturally, Delicious, the first cookbook from lifestyle guru Danny Seo. Last year, Danny approached Natural Gourmet Institute (my day job, as most of you know) about collaborating on this exciting project, which I was honored to manage. Working with two rockstar recipe developers, we created 100 unique, health-forward recipes for the book. It was the first cookbook . . .
When planning the relaunch of my blog, I realized I'd like to shed more light on the foods of my homeland, the varied cuisine of Ukraine. The colorful vegetable dishes, the homestyle meat-and-potatoes classics, the oft-ignored yet drool-worthy breads and sweets. Considering how awesome it was to be featured in the New York Daily News with a Ukrainian recipe, and the fact that one of the consistently most-searched recipes on my site is this eggplant 'caviar', I realize it's an area worth exploring. A word on Ukrainian vs. Russian food: when I was a kid in Ukraine, . . .
Today, I turned 25 years old. As I sit here writing this blog post at 7am, before work, I'm reflecting on having reached this milestone. In high school and college, I had a steadfast rule about not going to school on my birthday - just as a small gift to myself. Last year (my first year as a full-time employed adult), my birthday fell on a Sunday, so I had the day off by default. This year, my birthday's on a Monday and I did not even consider taking the day off until I remembered the rule just now. It's always a bit melancholy to reflect on another year's passing, but . . .
Hellooo, blogosphere! As you may have heard, I moved apartments last week, which explains why this is my first new post in two weeks. I am very excited to be up and running again, and equally excited to be sharing this cocktail recipe with you. My relationship with gin started out rocky. I first tried it in a Negroni (at an age when it was still illegal for me to try a Negroni...) and found it absolutely vile. How anyone could enjoy something so intensely sweet, bitter and herbal in the same glass was beyond me, and I recoiled just from just the thought of it . . .
If you enjoy good writing, striking food photography, uniquely indulgent recipes, and/or the New York food scene, The Crepes of Wrath is a blog you should be reading. Arizona native Sydney Kramer, 26, develops and photographs recipes like Heirloom Tomato and Parmesan Pie and Happy Goth Pops with Berries and Glitter (yes, you read that right), and is able to seamlessly weave bits of her life and all the amazing foods she eats around town into each post. She was recently Yahoo! Food's Blogger of the Week and nominated in Saveur Blog Awards' "Most Delicious Food" . . .
For this installment of Favorite Foodies, I am so excited to feature Emma Gonzalez, half of the duo behind Eat Our Feelings. Eat Our Feelings is a food-centric web series about two twenty-something New York girls, trying their best to navigate through life, while also showing you how to make approachable healthy recipes. It's all very Girls meets Portlandia meets Ellie Krieger. I first found out about the series from a chef at work (since Emma is a graduate of Natural Gourmet Institute), who burst into my office demanding I Google it. It's impossible to ignore the . . .