Comfort Food

Comfort Food

Spiced Plum Rice Pudding

Okay, so I know I harp endlessly on eating seasonally, and well, plums aren’t exactly in season. In fact, it’ll be summer before we start to see any of those beauties around these parts. But, all I’ve been able to think about lately is this rice pudding with spiced plums, so when I […]

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Lemon Cake + Curd

It’s a weird thing to be a cook. Chef. Whatever you want to call it. I learned early on that you are only as good as your last plate. A truth which is simultaneously freeing and damning. Especially in catering. If your last plate is a home run, you’re left feeling […]

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Roasted Tomato Soup + Potatoes

This time of year I find myself incredibly sick of all things winter. Especially winter food. Especially since that golden ball in the sky has been making a pretty regular appearance. If I have to eat one more sweet potato or stomach one more type of squash, I just know […]

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Winter Risotto

I’ll never forget the first time I had risotto. I was wedged into the tiny kitchen in the back of Paley’s Place, trying to stay out of everyone’s way, smiling politely, but mostly awkwardly, at everyone who dashed past. It was my first “stage,” which in restaurant speak, means working interview. […]

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Pa Nang Curry with Chicken

After ushering in the New Year with a loaded baked potato bar, some wild little girls and all our very best friends, we were ready to hibernate for a few days. Luckily, a long weekend and a giant batch of this curry enabled us to do so. I saw this […]

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Sweet Potato + Celery Root Gratin

Last night the Fab Five and families gathered for our third annual Friendsgiving. Besides looking forward to an evening spent with the people I love the most, I was extra excited about the gathering this year because I didn’t have the flu. Last year I spent the whole night restricted […]