The case for seaweed salad via Lucky Peach’s 101 Easy Asian Recipes.

“If you’re not already a seaweeder, at some point in the not terribly distant future, when we’ve burnt holes in the sky and there’s no snow left on the mountaintops, those of us who didn’t get rich in the fast-casual restaurant business before the collapse will be getting our protein from bugs or seaweed. I’d…

On eating more vegetables with José Andrés’s Vegetables Unleashed.

As I’ve gotten older, I’d like to say that I’ve become much better about eating a wider variety of vegetables but I know I can always do better. A recent trend that has helped that has been the rise of vegetable-driven cookbooks by various celebrity chefs ranging from April Bloomfield to Hugh Acheson. Earlier this…

Sabor de soledad, Michael in Australia edition.

I don’t know why I haven’t been feeling so inclined to write about food, but I’m going to blame February, my second-least favorite month after January, for bringing me down. I have all of these post ideas written down and when I sit down to write, it all feels so stilted and so phony. Here’s…

Chargrilled mushroom salad from Made in Italy.

As I’ve learned to love and appreciate a good salad over time, I’ve been trying to add more of them to our rotation, saving the more complicated ones for the weekend, or for days when I’m craving something simple and light during one of my sabor de soledad sessions. There’s one recipe from Alton Brown’s…

Israeli salad and Israeli salad water martini from Zahav.

One of the things I always lament about getting cookbooks in the fall and then later in winter during the holidays is that inevitably I’m going to find a whole host of recipes that sound amazing but I must wait to make them until better weather arrives. While flipping through Zahav back during Christmas I…