Let me remind us all that prunes are dried plums. Extolling their virtues as a remedy to afflictions not to be named here (this is a food blog after all) has ruined the culinary reputation of these fine dried fruits. Thankfully, Sally Schneider has (more…)
When my husband was in film school, a classmate from Israel had a wife, Hadas, who was an amazing cook. She later became a pastry chef but in those days, I mostly remember loving her salads and the unique twist of herbs and dressings (more…)
I was so ecstatic the day I made these doughnuts that my 9-year old daughter said she’d never seen me this happy in her life. The look of wonder on her face as she watched me pound the countertops and repeat “Oh…my….god” reminded me of the first time I saw my parents drunk. Her face betrayed a confused smile that bounced between enjoying the spectacle of my exuberance and concern that something might be seriously wrong with me. I blame nostalgia.