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Our Favorite Gifts for the (Proud) Geek Cook

The most popular tools in our geekiest colleagues’ kitchens. Read More Restaurant Marketing

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My parents make specific requests of my sister and me for our time home together over the Christmas holiday.  My sister, now that she is Seattle’s Queen of Ice Cream (a title I’ve given her solely because she’s earned it) is tasked with bringing at least a dozen pints of ice cream on the plane

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Beer Pairing 101: Malty and Sweet Beers

Learn how to pair malty-sweet dubbels, doppelbocks, Scotch ales, and more with your favorite winter foods. Read More Restaurant Marketing

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There are hundreds of recipes for classic French duck à l’orange, but too many are overly sweet. The truth is the sauce is meant to be made with bitter oranges, and any substitute should aim for that same original flavor. Read More Restaurant Marketing

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Black Sticky Gingerbread

I’ve experimented with a good number of gingerbread recipes in the years since I highlighted Regan Daley’s Black Sticky Gingerbread. There were single, double, and triple ginger gingerbreads. Cakes that were spice-kissed, and others with experience at first and second base. They’re all good, really. But hers is the one I keep coming back to

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Our Favorite Books for Food Lovers

The perfect presents for the person whose love of reading rivals their love of cooking and eating. Read More Restaurant Marketing

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Cranberry Auberge cocktail

I discovered this drink in The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth, a book I seem to reread every couple of years. Written by Roy Andries de Groot, it’s an ode to a charming auberge (inn), nestled in the French alps, where two women created magical meals for their guests. Like most meals in France, their menus

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This quick and easy dough comes together in just a few minutes, and can be rolled right away—no refrigeration required. The cookies bake up light and crisp, or follow the directions for a soft and chewy cookie instead. Read More Restaurant Marketing

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Hearty stews, braises, and other one-pot dinners to help you get the most out of your Dutch oven. Read More Restaurant Marketing

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Our favorite gifts for spirited festivities. Just add booze. Read More Restaurant Marketing

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Should You Come to Paris?

A number of people have asked me if it’s okay to come to Paris due to the demonstrations that have been taking place. The news media around the world has been reporting on the situation and some of the photos have certainly been startling, even to us in the city. [I posted similar thoughts on Instagram,

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Looking for the perfect travel companion? These knives are small, lightweight, and safe to pack once they’re paired with a wooden sheath. Read More Restaurant Marketing

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A good brothy noodle soup is great anytime of year, but it’s particularly good in the middle of winter. And you have options! Between the broth, the type of noodles, and whatever else you put in the bowl, the possibilities are nearly endless. Below you’ll find a collection of A+ noodle soups to try. There

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Let It Be Sunday, 200!

Hello my dears!   Bless up! We’ve made it to another fine Sunday.  Can you believe this marks our 200th edition of Let It Be Sunday!?   It’s the most visited post on my site each week and it fills my heart that we hold this space together.  I’ve been a bit quiet and still this week,

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Triple Ginger Cookies

These are the ginger cookies you want to make. Little cookies spiked with lemon and three kinds of ginger. I can’t get enough of them. Cracked and sugar-crusted on the outside, dense and moist within, these chewy, tender ginger gems invigorate the senses with every bite. Helped, no doubt, by the lively combination of freshly

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