Tagliolini with parsley-basil-garlic scape pesto, just in time for summer.

Two years ago, I shared the pasta I served at my brother-in-law’s rehearsal dinner: tagliolini with pistachio-orange pesto, and it feels right to be talking about pesto once again, because who likes making intense tomato sauces once summer hits? (I do, at least when the really good tomatoes start popping up in the market and…

On croque monsieur pizza and finding inspiration in unexpected places.

Inspiration comes from weird places sometimes. While scrolling through Instagram recently I noticed someone trying to pass off something as a croque monsieur that was anything but, and following some stewing over it, I was inspired to dedicate one of our upcoming Friday night pizzas to adapting a croque monsieur to a pie. I’ve written…

Updating our herb garden in the time of coronavirus.

Sometime late last year, most of my herbs went and died on me. Normally, this wouldn’t bug me all that much because I’d simply wait for the Baltimore Herb Festival to get new herbs and start over. Well, thanks to the pandemic, the festival is naturally canceled this year, but the organizers encouraged would-be attendees…

Stanley Tucci’s eggs in purgatory from Questlove’s Mixtape Potluck.

If you find yourself looking for more content to stream as we settle in for a lot of self-quarantine and social distancing, look to see if your local library gives you access to the streaming platform Kanopy. Stocked with films of all kinds–both classic and modern–as well as documentaries, there’s a treasure trove of content…

Marc Vetri’s Mastering Pizza and my new favorite pizza Margherita.

Last year, on Black Friday, I found myself standing around the part of King of Prussia Mall in the area where Urban Outfitter, Free People, and Anthropologie are all situated, waiting for my in-laws to be finished in either Urban Outfitter or Old Navy. I started wandering around in the immediate area to stave off…