Category Archives: sides

SMOKY BEETROOT HUMMUS

Smoky Beetroot Hummus // The Year in Food

My birthday happened at the beginning of the month. I hosted a big seafood feast. I wanted a bunch of my favorite people together at a table and a ton of seafood – Dungeness crab, oysters, a big stew with mussels and clams and fish, etc. As these things go, I had an overly grand […]

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A BIG, BEAUTIFUL HARVEST SALAD WITH DELICATA SQUASH AND KALE

A Big, Beautiful Harvest Salad with Delicata Squash and Kale | The Year in Food

I realized over the weekend how excited I am about salads for this time of year. Salad in the colder months of fall and winter is a different beast than a bright, refreshing plate of summer produce tossed in olive oil. They’re big and bold; they have heft and weight and substance. And I think […]

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SAKE-STEAMED KABOCHA SQUASH WITH MISO // KEEPING IT SIMPLE

Sake-Steamed Kabocha Squash with Miso // the year in food

There was a point towards the end of my book-making process when Stacy remarked that one of the recipes we were working on didn’t really seem very much like me. I was slightly bummed to hear that. But she was absolutely right. Here’s the thing: taking on a project of such scale made me stupidly […]

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A SALAD OF WHITE PEACHES AND ASPARAGUS

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At the beginning of this year, I made a list of things that I wanted to prioritize in 2013. I didn’t regard it as a set of resolutions, a set of must-dos; I just wanted these things to guide my year, to set a tone. Among those was a pretty strong desire to have more […]

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GRILLED BEET SALAD

Grilled Beet salad

Howdy, friends. I picked up a new phrase from my friend Erin last week: in the molasses. That’s kinda how I feel right now. It’s intense over here in crazy-making bookland. The immensity of the work before me on this cookbook and the time left to get ‘er done leave me feeling dizzy and panicked. […]

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