Each coast thinks they do it better — make amazing food, that is. Having been raised in California, it goes without saying that I have a deep-rooted West Coast bias. But, I moved to New England and I'm now torn as to which place truly has my favorite All-American foods. So, I thought I'd settle it with this super informal and highly unscientific throwdown. It's taken a summer-worth of taste testing but here's who wins the culinary contest of the coasts.
Cancel your wedding and elope. No, I’m serious. Okay, okay, before you go all cray on me, I’m the first to admit this is not for everyone. But eloping to Thailand was the right choice for us and we wouldn’t have had it any other way — here's what we learned:
Between the holiday card writing, menu planning, and events, the “to do” list just doesn’t quit this time of year. And rather than waiting to see friends at more formal festivities, we’re switching it up. Instead we’re getting things done while our friends come over. That way we can hang and still get those gifts wrapped.
On the latest edition of our Global Kitchen series with our friends at KitchenAid, we're sharing one of our favorite ways to make baked eggs, Shakshuka. This classic Middle Eastern dish is made by cooking eggs in a spicy tomato sauce and serving it with plenty of yogurt, toasted pita, and the oh-so spicy condiment, zhug.
One of our favorite things to do around here? Travel and bring the flavors of our travels back home. That's why we're launching a new series with our friends at KitchenAid called the Global Kitchen starting with our recipe for Thai-style Larb.
Travel long enough and you find them: the Journeymakers and I’m working with American Express to celebrate them. When I first heard of Journeymakers, I couldn’t help but think about Shashi from my trip to Udaipur, India. If a picture’s worth 1,000 words and my India trip resulted in almost that many photos, I figure I’ve got about a million or so words to write.
Locals will tell you “I visited other places, but always come back to Boise” and with good reason — we've got a lot of hidden gems (this is the Gem State, after all). True, Boise may not be the biggest city around, but biggest doesn’t always mean best, ya know? Here are 5 reasons to put Boise on your radar.