I know a lot of you like to see what I pull together for a quick lunch when I'm working at the Quitokeeto studio.
As you drive south on Oakland's Grand Avenue toward Lake Merritt, on the right hand side, you'll notice a beautiful exposed brick building.
For those of who are curious about what the kitchen I cook in is like, I spent a recent afternoon with Sarah Lonsdale from Remodelista.
One of the reasons you write a cookbook is to share what you love about cooking with others. It's a feeling, as an author, you hope is infectious.
We don't have an elaborate kitchen at the QUITOKEETO studio. There's a sink, a single induction burner, a huge silver champagne bucket (that floods brilliantly with water and ice-packs for "refrigeration"), a stack of cutting boards, and as you can imagine, no shortage of knives.
I have a couple of announcements before we dive into today's recipe. First! It feels a bit surreal, but there are only two weeks until Near & Far is released.
If you've been to my house at any point in recent months, you've likely had these dates. They take only slightly more effort to make than placing dates unadorned on a plate.
I've started to post some of the events and book signings I'll be doing in September and October related to the release of Near & Far.
Onigiri are so cute! I make these little on-the-go rice balls all the time with leftover rice, and whatever fillings and seasonings are convenient and on hand.
My intent here was to make a chilled, pureed, Thai curry soup. It would be summery and refreshing, and at the same time, strong with green curry flavor.
And a few favorite things from around the house, pictured above clockwise from top left. Leaves & Flowers Rosella Mint I drink it cold-brewed & iced, fresh marjoram, white pine deodorant, natural fiber jewelry, dried flowers.
I'm delivering a list of quenchers today. A quick summer drink round-up to keep you hydrated and full of good ingredients while enjoying the sunshine.
I know many of you are always on the lookout for quick, healthy breakfast ideas, and I have a solid for you.
I made this quick melon salad with the frog prince of melons - the piel de sapo. It has creamy, sweet, pale green flesh, and a blotched, pebbled green-yellow appearance.
Make this seed pâté when you want something in your refrigerator that can easily assimilate into just about any snack or meal.
Settle in for a longer post than usual - this one covers some territory. I took a bit of a field trip a couple of weeks back.
Heading into the holiday weekend, I thought I'd share this variation of my favorite summer berry crisp.
There was a man behind me at the grocery store the other day. I was in the bulk section surrounded by large jars of dried herbs, tea blends, spices, and sea vegetables.
I thought I'd jot off a quick post for those of you who like to see what I pack to eat when I travel.
Two days from now I'll be en route to Hong Kong. It's a quick trip to one of the world's great cities, and I'm excited to have quite an adventure planned.