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BAKED ALMOND PANCAKE WITH STRAWBERRIES + CITRUS

Baked Almond Pancake | the year in food

Somewhere in junior high I took a class, something like Home Ec, where we learned how to cook. I don’t recall much except that the teacher was stern but kind, and imposed exacting rules around things like sifting flour (which I still don’t usually do), scraping the bowls clean with a spatula (which I now […]

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SPRING VEG TABBOULEH WITH GREEN HARISSA

Spring Tabbouleh with Green Harissa

(First, some great good news: I’m a finalist in Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards! If you wouldn’t mind taking a moment to vote, I’d be so honored. Voting closes next Wednesday, April 9th. Thank you!) When I was in school, I had a really hard time with critiques. It’s kind of a cornerstone of the […]

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LOUISIANA + THE TABASCO TASTEMAKERS TRIP // CAJUN-SPICED SWEET POTATO BURGERS

Cajun-Spiced Sweet Potato Burgers // the year in food

Flying into New Orleans on a Friday afternoon, what struck me from the window of the airplane was how pervasive and dramatic the serpentine waterways were. It was a landscape of water upon water, broken just barely by clumps of small brownish dots – the water-loving plants of the bayou. It was, of course, the […]

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EVERY GREEN THING: AN HERBED FRITTATA WITH PEA + FAVA SHOOTS

Every Green Thing: Herbed Frittata with Pea + Fava Shoots // the year in food

I have always loved that the Persian New Year, Norooz, coincides with the beginning of spring. It feels right, to begin the year anew now, when everything is crawling out from the heavy cloak of winter, the year’s new growth tentatively unfurling. It is the easiest time to slough off the old and look forward. […]

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CALDO TLALPEÑO: A WARM, SMOKY SOUP WITH WINTER VEG, AND A CASE FOR THE COLDEST SEASON

Caldo Tlalpeno // The Year in Food

All winter I have been dreaming of winter. I know: most of you are ready for it to be done. You’ve had snowmageddons and polar vortices and ice storms and all kinds of ridiculous, frigid, challenging weather. In California, there’s been hardly any winter to speak of, owing to a different kind of ridiculous: our […]

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