Contrary to how it may seem, I do not live on sweets and cocktails alone. The savory endeavors are just seldom as exciting. This whipped feta and pepper dip, however, is worth knowing about. It involves my favorite chile, urfa. … Continue reading
From Lucky Peach Issue 4. Jonathan Gold on American comfort food:
The comfort-food thing started in the eighties, when people were hungry for the food that their moms used to make. Except Mom wasn’t a very good cook. Mom made everything out of a box, so they were eating boxed cupcakes and canned frosting. So restaurants wanted to make frosting that tasted like that, and cakes that were exactly like Duncan Hines. “American cuisine” is about being nostalgic for food that doesn’t really exist.
“Drinking vinegar” sounds like some antiquated Victorian health treatment. In actuality drinking vinegars, or shrubs, are concentrated fruit-infused syrups made with vinegar instead of water. They are deliciously complex, with a sweet yet tart quality that is refreshing and feels a … Continue reading
I am beginning to suspect that I might secretly be a morning person. I’m hesitant to embrace this sneaking suspicion because I will then forever be subjected to ridicule every time I decide I want to sleep in, which is … Continue reading