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…

06.29.13: an English summer salad via Hawksmoor at Home.

In my continuing campaign to prolong summer while it is still summer and protect us from Fall Creep, I humbly submit this salad as evidence that it’s far too soon to be wishing for pumpkin lattes and fucking sweaters. This salad is summer. It’s delicious and nourishing and it will not taste nearly as good…

06.18.11: dinner and a movie (quasi-bouillabaisse and Day for Night).

People used to stare at fires. Now they watch TV. We need to see moving images, especially after dinner. –Francois Truffaut, Day for Night. Day for Night, simply put, is an amazing film. It’s joyous, hilarious, sad, and absurd. It’s a triumph of love and dedication and personal expression, and true to its tagline,  it…