This easy Asian cucumber salad is a refreshing side dish made with just a few fridge door staples.This month marks one year since I moved to Syracuse. I remember back when I was still only considering the move, I was afraid that leaving NYC would be the death of me (OK, maybe not literally but pretty damn close). Nonetheless, I moved, didn’t die, and looking back on it today, I realize it’s one of the smartest things I’ve ever done.Granted, the first half of the year was miserable. I missed the energy of the city and the ability to take the train or walk . . .
Watch the video below to learn how to roast eggplant and see how easy it is to put together this middle eastern-inspired dish.I think we can all agree that eggplant is a polarizing vegetable. It's not your universally-loved tomato and, even in spite its raunchy emoji reputation, it still doesn't have the sex appeal of the fashionable avocado. But I would like to take a moment to prove all the eggplant-haters wrong. Hear me out...Many people steer clear of eggplant because it can be watery, bitter, greasy, and/or bland - and to be fair, these reasons are . . .
This summer farro salad is a great way to use up a bounty of fresh vegetables and greens.How do you approach dinner? Do you write out one of those Instagram-worthy meal plans for the week? (Go you!) Or just cook the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it all revolves around what vegetables are staring back at me when I open the fridge. Whether they’re seasonal beauties from the farmers market, something I miraculously grew in our garden (hallelujah, baby Jesus - I think I’m finally getting the hang of it), or whatever I got at Wegmans, the vegetables decide . . .
Traveling to Italy and curious about what to eat in Rome? Read on for recommendations for pizza, pasta, and gelato stops, as well as a very special vineyard in Frascati.Gnocchi al ragù at Osteria da Mario Planning our visit to Rome was no easy feat. I spent weeks asking around for recommendations, reading dozens of articles about what to eat in Rome, and going down the YouTube rabbit hole trying to find all the must-see attractions. I ended up with a list so long it made my head spin, and attempting to cram it all into 4.5 days proved so overwhelming, that I . . .
This tahini dressing recipe could not be any easier to make - just place the ingredients in a blender and puree! The one thing I never, ever buy at the grocery store is bottled dressing. Most dressings on store shelves are made with poor quality oils, tons of unnecessary sweeteners, emulsifiers, preservatives, and artificial ingredients - not to mention that most of them taste... well, not good. If you're housing any store-bought dressing in your fridge right now, walk on over there, pick up the bottle, read the ingredients, and if you don't recognize the words, take . . .
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 . . .