Mardi Gras | February 28

Rice dishes hold a place of honor in cultures across the globe, and they are also the kind of perfect, one-pot recipes we reach for when we’re pondering family dinner. Whether it’s Spanish paella, Indian biryani, or arroz con pollo, there’s no meal more satisfying than a bowl piled high with fragrant rice, sautéed vegetables, and… Continue reading Mardi Gras | February 28

Chinese New Year | January 28

Chinese New Year begins this weekend, so bring on the firecrackers, red envelopes, dragon dances, and delicious food. Last year, we made some delicious dumplings which were also super pretty, if we say so ourselves. Our second time around we’re loving crispy scallion pancakes and these irresistible chocolate dumplings inspired by the ones at the amazing Bao on St. Mark’s Place:… Continue reading Chinese New Year | January 28

Tamale Party! | Epiphany, January 6

One of our favorite days ever occurred several years ago when we gathered with a group at the home of our dear friend Gina–the most accomplished home cook and crafter we know–to learn how to make tamales, the delicious steamed bundles of corn flour dough that are traditional Mexican holiday treats. Wrapped individually in banana… Continue reading Tamale Party! | Epiphany, January 6

Feast of the Seven Fishes | December 24

Here’s a traditional holiday feast that one of us grew up with and the other desperately wishes she did. There’s always something magical about the number seven, and any reason to make an exorbitant number of courses appeals to us as well. And how irresistible is the image of oceanic abundance, with enough leeway to… Continue reading Feast of the Seven Fishes | December 24

Hanukkah | December 24 to 31

We’re delighted to have Jodi Harris as our guest blogger for Hanukkah. She is a wonderful and fearless home cook and an especially excellent baker. Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in 165 B.C. by the Maccabees after the Syrians desecrated it. It is not one of the most important… Continue reading Hanukkah | December 24 to 31