Images (not from) New York, Louisville edition.

Here’s a helpful travel tip for you: never fly to Louisville from Baltimore the day after the Preakness, because the flight will be full. We didn’t have much choice in the matter as Michael had a conference to attend and we wanted to get there a little early in order to have some fun, but…

Gail Simmons’ Bloody Mary Eggs from Bringing it Home.

Something I’m trying to do as we head into winter is to make brunch at home once or twice a month, in part to switch things up, but also as a way to cook in natural light when the sun sets at 5 PM every day. This doesn’t mean that we will always make something…

Beet-cured salmon from Gail Simmons’ Bringing It Home.

My love of Top Chef has gotten to the point that I have a section of my main bookshelf dedicated to some of my favorite judges* and cheftestants from the show—though I will admit that Tom Colicchio’s books live up in my New York section, because most of these books came out way after his…

A brief check-in as I prep for New Year’s Eve.

I was all ready to wax philosophical on you all on how I like to plan for parties…but I’m in the midst of party planning and can’t do that just yet. Above is a glimpse of what I’ve been up to in our kitchen, and I can’t wait to share the details with you in…