Archive for the 'Lunch' Category

Jun 29 2010

A Perfect Summer Lunch

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Heirloom tomatoes might just be my favorite thing about living in California. 

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May 24 2010


Published by under Dinner,Lunch

I was craving a burger a few nights ago, but I decided to buy ground lamb instead of beef to make things more interesting. With the lamb came the opportunity to turn an all-American classic into a Mediterranean meal, so I went with it. Except that I think hamburgers are actually originally German. Sigh. I […]

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May 17 2010

Fresh-Picked & Fried

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My assistant and I were lucky enough to spend the majority of the past week with his mom in Miami, where it’s perpetually 80 degrees, sunny and all-around beach worthy. And while the produce we get in Northern California is hard to top, Florida does a pretty good job of competing — and not just […]

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Apr 19 2010

No Noodles

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My dad was the first person to introduce me to spaghetti squash a few years ago, when he talked about it as if it were magic. “You throw it in the oven for a little while, and it comes out in these long strands. Like noodles!” he said incredulously. Needless to say, I developed a […]

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Mar 26 2010

A Dip and a Dressing, Just Like Home

Published by under Entertaining,Lunch,Starters

One of my favorite restaurants in my hometown of Jackson, Mississippi is an uber-casual Greek spot called Keifer’s, located downtown. In high school, all of my friends (even the ones who lived half an hour away) would trek down for the sole purpose of indulging in their favorite Pita Mozz or Pita Feta — depending […]

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Feb 25 2010

Seasonal Salads

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I’m trying to eat with the seasons in mind, but it just doesn’t come naturally. Unfortunately, my body doesn’t care what’s growing on the trees/vines when I get a craving for figs or strawberries. One thing that does help steer my mind in the right direction is going to the farmer’s market, which my assistant […]

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Feb 01 2010

Shortcut French Onion Soup (& Caesar Salad)

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While studying in Paris for a semester, I did as the French do: Ate whole baguettes smothered in Nutella for breakfast, enjoyed carafes of rose over lunch with a certain beloved roommate, and consumed regular dinners of bread and brie, washed down with a 99c bottle of Beaujolais from Monoprix. After two months of this […]

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Jan 14 2010

Versatile Seafood Sauce

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As I’ve mentioned, my mother’s dinner parties are something you definitely want to score an invitation to. She sets the table at least six hours in advance with her prettiest chargers, wine glasses and ornate napkin rings, and guests always rave about the meal in a very genuine, non-patronizing way. Perhaps one of the reasons […]

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