Have you noticed how the popularity of "bowls" has skyrocketed in the recent years? I'm not referring to the bowl as the round, high-sided vessel - I'm talking about the "bowl" as a type of food. We're consuming sooo many bowls these days. There's the grain bowl, the kale bowl, the burrito bowl, the poke bowl, the soba noodle bowl, the acai bowl, the chia pudding bowl, and don't even get me started on the smoothie bowl - now there's a food that tries too hard to fit in... a smoothie belongs in a glass! And despite the enormous number of meticulously plated smoothie . . .
Happy 2018, you guys!!! Since the new year just started, I'm sure many of you are feeling inspired to eat and live healthier. If you've been following me for a while, you know I talk about "plant-based" or "vegan" a lot, but I haven't really gone into the why. Here's the story of how I got inspired to eat healthier and the benefits I personally get from a mostly plant based whole foods diet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py_vSteLpM8 I'd love to hear your thoughts on this topic! Tell me... What is your relationship with food? Does a plant-based diet . . .
I'm thrilled to partner with Lillet, one of my favorite French brands, to bring you these festive holiday recipes. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The New Baguette! Around this time last year, Rene and I were gearing up for a three-week holiday in Europe - first Poland, where I’d meet dozens of his family members, then France, where we’d be staying with my family in Paris and with his in Marseille. For a diehard Francophile like me, being in France feels like going back to the mothership, to create new memories and collect inspiration in the . . .
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 . . .
As painful as it may be to accept, the last days of summer are upon us; it's not even September yet and we're already waking up to 55ºF mornings here in Syracuse. It's always a little sad to say "see ya later" to summer, but I for one am ready for sweater weather and weekend hikes through crunchy orange leaves. And don't forget all that fall baking! I'll take anything and everything with cinnamon, plzzz. Since the abundance of local summer produce will start to dwindle soon, too (well, at least here in the northeast), I figured now is the perfect time to round up . . .
Within the last couple of months, I've gotten more than a handful of emails asking for food photography tips, and about my upcoming workshops. I have to say this is very flattering, especially considering where my photo skills were just a couple of years ago (see heinous examples below). And since I really enjoy teaching this stuff, I thought, why not put together a quick cheat sheet with my top pointers? Although I don't have a professional photography background, I love talking about this topic since I just overcame these obstacles pretty recently myself, and . . .
You guys, have you heard of ‘hygge’ yet? Pronounced hoo-gah, and loosely translated from Danish to “a sense of comfort, togetherness and well-being,” the concept has recently started to gain popularity outside of Denmark. My personal obsession began when I learned about The Little Book of Hygge (William Morrow, 2017), written by the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen – a guy I suspect knows a thing or two about well-being. Ever since getting my hands on this book, not a day has gone by that I haven’t thought about this funny word. Hygge is, . . .