This summery potato salad without mayo is inspired by Kismet, a trendy all-day cafe in Los Angeles.Last spring, Rene got to spend the semester in an art residency in Los Angeles. While I wouldn’t want to conduct my relationship on a bicoastal basis again, visiting my boyfriend in LA in April was a fun perk. And all the amazing meals we had there definitely softened the blow of a long-distance relationship… well, as much as they could, anyway.LA has been overshadowing NYC as the country’s best food city for a while now and last spring, it really felt like it . . .
Photo Credit: Alex Welsh for The New York Times When I was in college and people would ask me what my dream job would be, I’d always say “Anthony Bourdain’s.” This morning, my heart is absolutely broken at the news of his passing.I devoured his books and watched him with awe on TV, marveling at the stories, his passion, his humor, and his unrelenting insight. I love that he appeared just as comfortable wearing a tuxedo at the world’s fanciest restaurants as he was on a family farm in the mountains of Central Asia, witnessing a sheep slaughter.I loved watching . . .
This soba noodle bowl is one of my go-to recipes for when Rene and I are in the mood for something Asian-ish and noodle-y, which is, roughly, most of the time.Apparently there is an old tradition in Japan of giving new neighbors soba noodles as a welcoming, “hope we get along!” kind of gift. Hikkoshi soba (moving soba) was a custom practiced from the 17th through the 19th century, when people often lived in communal dwellings and it was especially important that they didn’t hate each other.I learned this two weekends ago from my dad, while we were . . .
The two inherently great things about pasta are that anyone can cook it and everyone loves to eat it. Whether swirled with red sauce or dressed up in garlic, red pepper flakes, and broccoli rabe (my favorite), there’s really no wrong way to eat it. The only downside is that it’s traditionally confined to table-chair-and-fork situations. Until now, that is: enter the spaghetti pancake.This crispy spaghetti pancake recipe liberates pasta from the context of seated dining and turns it into a fun finger food for cocktail parties, picnics, or even an after school snack . . .
I’m thrilled to partner with So Delicious, my favorite brand of dairy-free alternatives, to bring you this story and chocolate coconut granola recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The New Baguette!For the second installment of my summer collaboration with So Delicious, I wanted to share a sweet yogurt bowl that could make even the most rushed weekday breakfasts something to look forward to. Namely, my goal was to take the ubiquitous fruit and granola parfait and elevate it to chic, grown-up status.Just like the savory yogurt bowl I . . .
I’m thrilled to partner with So Delicious, my favorite brand of dairy-free alternatives, to bring you this story and savory yogurt recipe. Thank you for supporting the brands that support The New Baguette! If a Ukrainian person ever refers to “salad”, nine times out of ten they mean a mixture of cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and dill. Growing up, this salad made up about fifty percent of our summertime diet - partly because cucumbers and tomatoes were wildly abundant, and partly because the salad was the most delicious thing you could eat. Ukrainian cucumbers are so . . .
Inspired by Greek gigantes plaki, these easy braised beans are cooked in the oven with tomato sauce and oregano.Beans. Creamy, tender, cozy beans. I absolutely love them - in grain bowls, soups, mashed on toast, or topped with a fried egg - and eat them almost every day. Unfortunately, as far as many other folks are concerned, beans are like, the most unsexy food in the world. Is it because of the gas? I guess people are terrified of having gas...? It is weird that I'm talking about gas on my food blog? Let's get the gas thing out of the way...Yes, eating . . .