Book Club Tuesday: Wild Bread

Over the past month I’ve realized something about myself: I’m impatient. I like tasks with a start, quick end, and obvious results. Maybe this is why I’ve never taken to making my own yogurt or kombucha. These tasks require the home cook to be invested in the long game — you won’t be seeing results until healthy, lively organisms are cultured. But if you would have asked me a month ago Continue reading

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Book Club Tuesday: The Vintage Baker

Am I one of those types of people referred to as an “old soul”? Probably. When I was a kid I was obsessed with the past — music, fashion, movies, books, food — if it happened before the present, before my consciousness came into being then I was interested. I felt more comfortable listening to Glenn Miller than Madonna or Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Bella Figura

Just before embarking on a recent family trip to the U.S. I received Kamin Mohammadi’s Bella Figura: How to Live, Love, and Eat the Italian Way in the mail from the publisher. It was absolutely perfect timing because I immediately packed Bella Figura in my bag with the intention of making it my vacation read (part how-to, part memoir, part cookbook this book looked like the perfect way Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Round to Ours

Sometimes my husband laughs at me (in that loving way) because there are times I really get into having people over for a meal. If it’s a special occasion (such as Thanksgiving) I may write out a menu and place cards but if it’s just the regular brunch gang I’ll set everything out on the table buffet-style. I’d like to think people enjoy coming over for the food but when you gather a group of friends to enjoy each other’s company and a meal it’s all about setting a tone and Continue reading

Book Club Tuesday: Pretty Simple Cooking

A couple weeks ago I got into a conversation with another blogger about the internet and cooking. What he told me really shattered my optimism: people who cook are cooking more and more often but those who can’t cook aren’t even starting. I always hoped/thought that more and more people were joining the ranks of home cooks (the Insta food world certainly gives this impression) but after some quick googling it seems that he is correct (this article from the Washington Post I think sums it up). So if less people Continue reading