Pappardelle with wine-braised short rib ragú

What I love about cold weather in December is not just that it encourages us to eat hearty comfort foods but that we’re able to do so without pretense. Come February, eating a giant bowl of pasta feels like both an obligation and a failure to live out your New Year’s Resolutions. But in December…

Bucatini amatriciana

Despite my better judgement, I’ve decided to come back from vacation. It was a tough decision, let me tell you. But after subsisting on pastries, french fries and a steady stream of wine for 10 days, it seemed prudent to return to my New York routine of kale and meals in bowls. …That and also…

Pasta with vegan pesto and roasted tomatoes

I feel like a broken record here but work has been crazy, I haven’t had time to post, it’s been a month since I shared a new recipe and somehow it’s almost the end of July… …Wait. What!!?? It’s complete madness! I can’t remember a summer that’s gone faster. It might have something to do…

My favorite cocktail (and some Chelsea recommendations)

The older I get, the fewer drinks I like It’s not a “bad experience on vacation that one time” kind of thing – I think I’m just getting pickier. These days I pretty much only drink gin or wine (red October-February, rosé the rest of the year). That said, I’m a sucker for a fancy cocktail and…

Pesto and sangria, a recipe for the perfect Friday night

This past Friday night, my book club met for the first time. Really, you only need 3 things to make a good book club: good friends, good wine and good food. Oh-and a book. So 4 things. The good friends part is up to you, but I can help with the food and wine part. It took me no…

Carbs are the key to my heart

Also known as Valentine’s Day 2K16. In New York City, restaurants see Valentine’s Day as another opportunity to scam us out of our money, via a steeply priced prix fixe menu. We tolerate this on New Year’s Eve because eating your way through a set menu of tapas or steak seems like a much better…