Hummus kawarma from Jerusalem: A Cookbook and checking in.

Given everything that’s going on in my newly-adopted city, it feels frivolous to post about food and recipes as if everything is awesome which is why I’ve been a bit quiet around here. It’s definitely been a surreal few days, from meeting Bryan Voltaggio and getting his latest cookbook at the Orioles game on Saturday…

World Cup roundup 2: scrappiness is next to awesomeness.

I can’t believe I’m writing this on the day of the World Cup final—it definitely has flown by even faster than it did four years ago, and what a tournament of surprises: who would have thought that the US Men’s National Team would not only make it out of the Group of Death but that…

El sabor de soledad, Michael in England edition.

It was with very mixed emotions I said goodbye to Michael a few Saturdays ago—I was off to Pennsylvania for some early-birthday celebrations with my family, while he was getting ready to head to England for a near-week-long trip. This wasn’t the longest he’s ever been away, but it is the furthest, and not having…

7.01.11: hummus and musings about time, cooking, and shopping.

In the five and a half years I’ve lived in Connecticut and New York, I’ve been fortunate to be within easy walking distance to gourmet shops that stocked most of the basics we might need for a weeknight meal–in New Haven, it was Romeo and Cesare’s, and in New York I didn’t even have to…

Recipe rehash: chorizo and chickpea soup.

This time around we didn’t use the leeks from the original recipe, but this is a pretty perfect pantry recipe. Michael even substituted out the stock for water and was generous with the salt, which worked really well and didn’t make it terribly salty. As I’m getting over the last bits of a chest cold,…

05.30.10: dinner (pasta salad and Boston Mackerel).

Usually, once the weather turns balmy my appetite tends to wane a bit and there are days where I don’t crave for much more than a cup of Rita’s Italian Water Ice (mango, wild black cherry or passionfruit, please) and my mind turns to grazing on random, small foodstuffs. The exception to this is whenever…

Weekday easy meal solutions: our never-fail hummus.

[Editor’s note:  there are dishes that we have on such a regular basis that we don’t think to obsessively photograph them, so they will pop up here and again as simple meal solution ideas that we think deserve a tryout in your regular meal rotation.] You see, I have these two friends whom I love…