Fourth Course: All About All Hallow’s Eve

Happy Halloween! It’s a beautiful day here in Boston after a mostly gray weekend. We are finally settled into a routine here and it’s been great to see family and friends so much more frequently. I’m also very happy that Greg and I are back on a regular work schedule rather than the business school … Continue reading Fourth Course: All About All Hallow’s Eve

Let’s Make America’s Food System Great Again

I couldn't help myself - had to write SOMETHING about this election. So I did. And it's up on Huffington Post! Read it there, here. Or here: +++ With less than two weeks to go until the election, the divisiveness of the 2016 Presidential campaign is reaching new and worrisome levels and the debate over where … Continue reading Let’s Make America’s Food System Great Again

Seventh Crumb: Grown Up Pumpkin Spice

Weirdly enough, Boston is over 70 degrees today, proving that the old New England adage (“if you don’t like the weather, stick around for a few minutes”) is true. Regardless, the colors and flavors of fall are at their peak. Greg and I went hiking up in New Hampshire on Saturday and were treated to … Continue reading Seventh Crumb: Grown Up Pumpkin Spice

Sixth Crumb: Winter Squash

"When you get your first asparagus, or your first acorn squash, or your first really good tomato of the season, those are the moments that define the cook's year." - Mario Batali I’ve been feeling under the weather this week (too much fun last weekend!) and it’s really finally feeling like fall outside, which means … Continue reading Sixth Crumb: Winter Squash

Third Course: It’s National Coffee Day!

I’m feeling particularly thankful this week. Last weekend I got to celebrate with my brother-in-law and his new fiancée as they got engaged. Tuesday I turned 31 and got sweet notes, calls and texts from so many family members and friends. Wednesday I had dinner with my best friend, tomorrow we have tickets to the … Continue reading Third Course: It’s National Coffee Day!

Fourth Crumb: USDA Cheese Buy

After nearly 12 whole weeks of living out of our car and visiting families, friends and some Air B&Bs, Greg and I FINALLY move into our new (permanent!) apartment next Friday. I am itching to get all of my kitchen equipment back! (Such an understatement.I’ve actually been dreaming about zucchini breads and emulsified salad dressings … Continue reading Fourth Crumb: USDA Cheese Buy

Third Crumb: On Julia Child

“You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients.” - Julia Child Today would have been Julia Child’s 104th birthday and, accordingly, I’ve been thinking about her and her impact on (or perhaps more accurately, her founding of) American gastronomy. I feel as though we would have been kindred … Continue reading Third Crumb: On Julia Child