The culinary world is in love with Scandinavia. The tiny, 42-seat restaurant Noma was named the best restaurant in the world last April. Driven, innovative Marcus Samuelsson is a regular fixture in the Top Chef shows. The cuisine as a whole has received a makeover of sorts. I first became acquainted with the basic aspects… Read More Scandinavian Crush | Sole and Vanilla-Scented Rutabaga
Spring has forsaken us for a moment here in Ohio. The 40’s are not really doing it for me. Yes, I remember it’s still February. But I long for barefoot weather. I crave a muddy, just-pulled summer carrot and the sight of my coriander having, once again, gone to seed before I can get a… Read More Warmth | Carrot and Corriander Risotto
Sometimes it’s nice to have a sandwich for dinner. There’s a feeling of simplicity to it. There’s an even greater feeling of ease to if, if you’re using leftovers to start. I had some of the white ginger chicken leftover that was already deliciously flavored. Why not work that into an Indian spiced chicken salad,… Read More Persephone’s Deli| Devi’s Curried Chicken on Homemade Naan
So with all the crème fraiche lying around, I was bound to make some more butter, and with that comes the buttermilk and with that, well, Cherub wanted pancakes. I can’t say no to her sweet little face. Well, I can sometimes. OK, a lot of times. But today is a yes kind of day. … Read More It’s Really Just An Excuse | Buttermilk Pancakes
…the snow hath retreated. To reveal barely beginning-to-green parsley plants. Be still my heart.
It’s been in the 50s here in Columbus. It makes me think spring is here. So since it feels like Spring, I’m starting to cook like it. This quick rosemary ham tart with only six ingredients, is one of the simplest things you can make. It is beautiful for brunch, great for a light… Read More Using Crème Fraiche | Quick and Gorgeous Spring Tart
Slow Food Columbus recently held a free (yes! it was free!) workshop at the North Market as part of their taste education efforts. It was so wonderful to see a room full of folks eager to learn how to make their own butter. Warren Taylor, a.k.a., the Dairy Evangelist, lead the class and was a… Read More Snowville Creamery | Making Crème Fraiche