Nettie Cronish’s newest cookbook Flex Appeal launches Friday!

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Nettie Cronish has the sort of kitchen you’d expect of a bona fide vegetarian: lentils, grains, nuts and flakes in repurposed glass jars line the shelves of the open-style, window-lined pantry. Cronish is a more polished version of the stereotypical old-school vegetarian: her face free of makeup, her unruly hair left to its own devices, attired in … [Read more...]

David Sax The Tastemakers – Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue

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The Tastemakers: Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue by David Sax could just be called The Tastemakers — Why We’re Crazy for Cupcakes but Fed Up with Fondue. What the hell is an egg fu yung cupcake? Hot ceviche? How does kale hit the market at high speed at the same time as the cupcake craze? CLICK HERE for the book trailer of … [Read more...]

Portuguese Cornbread

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  My bread-making skills were a little rusty, so I approached this recipe much more methodically than I would normally. I needn’t have been nervous. It was easy as could be, and my family declared it the best bread I’d ever made. Of course, if you don’t want to make it yourself, you can easily get cornbread at a Portuguese bakery.   I … [Read more...]

Clams in Cataplana with Pork, White Wine, and Coriander

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This recipe is slightly more involved than the simple clam dish Carla showed me on the video, but she was teaching me the very basics. For those of you ready for something more interesting, this dish promises a hearty meal, and a more unusual one. To be served with Portuguese cornbread, of course. (Recipe follows.) Photo by Ryan Szulz, from … [Read more...]

Portuguese Cornbread

What good are mussels without bread to sop up the broth? This was easy and delicious. … [Read more...]