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“no explanations. no excuses. no apologies.

…just damn good food.”

FRESH FIGS DIPPED IN DARK CHOCOLATE + SPRINKLED WITH FLAKE SALT

THIS RECIPE (IF WE CAN EVEN CALL IT THAT) IS A BIT OF AN HOMAGE TO A BOOK I DO NOT ACTUALLY OWN. ONE I HAVE NEVER HELD IN MY HANDS. AND WHOSE RECIPES I HAVE YET TO PURUSE...    The title alone, of David Tanis' book A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes has had a...

WILD RICE + BLACKBERRY
SALAD WITH FISH SAUCE VINAIGRETTE

Sometimes the best recipes take a really windy path from inspiration to perfection. and this is one such example. This salty, crunchy and fruity salad was born of my infatuation with this tomato farro salad which is just to die for -- if you tolerate gluten and...

THAI HERB SALAD WITH SHREDDED CHICKEN + STRAWBERRIES

AS JUNE GLOOM GIVES WAY TO SUNNIER DAYS, I HAVE RETURNED TO THIS PERENNIAL FAVEWith its enticing contrast of flavors and textures, this boldly herbaceous salad begs to be kept a bit wild and unfussy, as summer things should be! Tangles of cilantro stems nest among the...

MEDITERRANEAN MEZZE PLATTER + CREAMY CARROT TAHINI

How could I possibly put to words, my deep, wanton affection for all things SHED…SHED has single handedly turned my annual pilgrimage to Sonoma County for medical care into what I now consider a legit vacation and week-long trip to the culinary spa. If SHED  has yet...