National Drink Wine Day Do you really need an excuse to drink wine? Well, one has come along, it’s National Drink Wine Day today. To get into the spirit of things, I thought I would do a fantastic flavor pairing and create a bowl of umami-amped risotto, just by putting some pinot noir, a few
Tibetan Tsampa for Spirituality? Have you ever wanted to be a little bit more like the Dalai Lama? More serene, loving, and inspiring to everyone around you? Well, you may have a few thousand hours of meditation to get through first, but on your way, you can try eating the same thing for breakfast.
You may have noticed, I have been pretty immersed in bowls these days. Riffing on simple bases of grain, topped with little compositions of colorful vegetables, crunchy garnishes, and drizzles of sauce. My book Great Bowls of Food came out at the end of May, and life’s been a whirlwind of bowls and books. I
It seems like only yesterday that I was sneaking out to the Farmer’s Market in the bracing chill of Spring, trying not to wake my sweetheart as I stumbled over shoes in the dark bedroom. Now, we are on the other end of the season, and the early morning chill is a bittersweet signal that
Have you heard? It’s National Whole Grains Month. I started early, and posted last week with a FREE COOKBOOK GIVEAWAY, so click here to enter to win, and check out Sweet Potato Toast on Toast. The whole month of September you can be on the lookout for whole grain recipes, information and product specials to
Bao are hot right now. At least if you pay attention to all the chatter about places like Momofuku in NYC. Bao are simply Chinese steamed buns, and they come in many forms. The folded bao that they serve at places like Momofuku are made with a fluffy, sweet white flour bun, that is opened
I’m living the bowl life, these days, as my new book, Great Bowls of Food, has just launched. It’s exciting, as the book has had a nice review in the Star Tribune, I’ve talked about it on the radio, and I have many more TV, radio and podcast appearances lined up. The book features bowls for every
I’m pleased to announce that my latest cookbook, Great Bowls of Food: Grain Bowls, Buddha Bowls, Broth Bowls, and More (Countryman Press $21.95) is arriving just in time to help you explore bowl food at home. I’m very proud of the book, and I hope you will like it. This is my eighth book,
Local asparagus is in season, and it is time to celebrate those harbingers of Spring. The supple spears are tasty, with a creamy interior, a slightly funky flavor, and they are really easy to prep, if you just lop off the tips and slice the stems. If you need any more motivation to plunk a
Craving something light and Springy? These days I’m all about crunch, and tangy citrus flavors that seem to taste of the sunshine. The winter doldrums are lifting, and all the energy is flowing again. It’s amazing how you learn to live in darkness and cold, only to have a joyous reunion with warmth every year.