A Love Letter to Carmela and Furio


I mentioned awhile back that I’ve been watching The Sopranos and kicking myself for not having given this show a chance earlier. I was partly inspired to watch the show after seeing the charming James Gandolfini in Enough Said. If you haven’t seen this film, do yourself a favor and watch it tonight. Now that… 

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Friday links, vol. 1


This is the first installment of a new feature here. I’ll be sharing what has caught my interest every week. I started listening to The Splendid Table recently and was fascinated by a feature they had on yogurt starters.   After listening to the show, I did some research and took the plunge by ordering… 

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An Urgent Peach Crisp for Summer

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I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with ideas this summer. I think it has something to do with the expansiveness of the season. Anything feels possible. So all of a sudden, you find yourself with a dining table covered with magazines, and cookbook shelves bursting at the seams. It’s all a lot like my shelves of… 

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Checking in, catching up


So it turns out that teaching an intensive summer course while attempting to finish your dissertation doesn’t necessarily leave a lot of time for writing a food blog. I say necessarily because I haven’t forgotten about Sabzi. In fact, I’ve thought of this space (her? it?) pretty much every time I have acquired a new… 

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Friday night pizza


If I reflect on pizza, it doesn’t take me long to realize that it is pretty important to me. But it’s not an answer that I would give if asked about my ideal “last meal,” nor do I ever put it on a list of my favorite foods. Maybe that’s because it’s too everyday, or… 

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That Pépin pep


  Every Friday morning, I drink coffee while reading Grub Street’s New York Diet. It features one week of eating in the life of a famous New Yorker, including some of my favorites, like Julie Klausner, Melissa Clark, and Ruth Reichl. This morning’s edition led me to a video of Jacques Pépin making a French… 

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