Gaby Dalkin seems to live on of those breezy California lives that makes me question all my life choices for living in New York. Her sunny blog, What's Gaby Cooking, has really delectable recipes and now she is out with a new book based on the style her readers have grown to love.
I loved getting to bring a little bit of that California feel into my new test kitchen. I am going to be doing a lot more videos from the kitchen which will allow for a lot more cookbook authors from out of town to share recipes - and I'm doing in a series I'm calling The Easiest Recipe. The Easiest Recipe will take what I think is the simplest recipe from the book and we make it in real-time right in the kitchen. For Gaby's book we picked the citrus marinated olives. These might be the most addictive snack - be careful if you make them for a party because you might just eat them all on their own.
So watch the video, check out Gaby's new book and you can make the recipe below if you feel inspired!
For those of you who follow along with my instagram (hi!), you might know that I am at the tail end of a kitchen renovation. It's super exciting since I will now have a space to film that is totally set up for it - an awesome new stage for this little show.
But of course the larger issue with a new kitchen is figuring out the set up. And even those who have been in a kitchen for a long time can sometimes need to make our life more efficient. There is a little dance we do every time we cook, moving from spot to spot as we go from prep to cooking to cleanup. Anyone who can make that easier is a godsend.
Enter Melissa Coleman, author of the blog The Faux Martha and the new book The Minimalist Kitchen. I love her style and her easy bright personality. The book is full of incredible recipes but also a lot of tips and tricks for paring down the clutter and getting organized. So there was no more fitting first guest in the kitchen. You'll have to excuse the lighting (better lights coming soon) and ignore the fact that there were no cabinets above us (ha! careful framing) but the advice is about as top notch as it gets.
I know it might seem like Bring It! is the only cookbook out this spring (ha) but I just had to sit down and chat with one of my favorite chefs, James Briscione, about his new book The Flavor Matrix. It delves into the science of what makes certain flavors work together - and a lot of what he discovered in his research will surprise you.
I'm not sure there's any job dreamier than traveling around the country getting paid to eat the most exciting things you can find. But that's the gig Casey Webb has with the new iteration of The Travel Channel's Man V. Food. We sat down with the host to ask him our 5 Questions
No one knows New England like Matt Jennings. He has lived and cooked all over, from his former restaurant Farmstead in Providence to his current gem in Boston, Townsman. And now he has taken all of that knowledge (and more from his global travels) to create a book, Homegrown, that is a celebration of all things Northeastern.
So many books these days tell you how EXACTLY to live your life if you want to get healthy. There's always some new diet that requires you to be all in. But I think for most people that kind of eating just isn't realistic. That's what makes Phoebe Lapine's new book - The Wellness Project - so appealing.
Comfort food exists in every culture. But you're missing out if you haven't had it in a Japanese context. We went to Bessou to get their take on chawanmushi. This silky egg custard can warm any day, and it gives context to a restaurant that is all about bringing Japanese comfort food to the forefront.