A brunch concept, poorly executed

Remember when I told you I was too vain to share my cooking failures? Well, I’m mustering the strength this morning to share an exceptionally promising meal gone awry.* This past Saturday, I decided to cook brunch for some friends. I had the menu all picked out: smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise and this beautiful…

Lebanese pizza(ish)

On my list of things to cook has been a series of what we shall call “chickpea and egg on toasts.” Exhibit A: Ottolenghi’s slow-cooked chickpeas on toast with poached eggs. I asked for Plenty More for Christmas not because I think I could actually pull off anything in his cookbooks, let alone find the…

White Bean & Chard Stew, or “The proudest day of my life”

There are a lot of moments we work towards in life…Getting into college. Graduating from college. Getting a job. Getting a new job that pays infinitesimally more. I’m pleased to say I’ve been able to check a few of those off the list. And at each moment, I felt like I had achieved something. I may…