Anyways, this weekend it snowed a butt-ton, and being snowed-in I decided to try out a recipe from Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi. I chose this celery salad mostly because I actually had most of the ingredients for it and therefore didn’t need to go outside to gather more things. Ottolenghi’s recipes have notoriously long ingredient lists, and he likes to call for strange things that you aren’t likely to find easily (pickled walnuts??). Nevertheless, this is a first step towards my goal of trying every recipe in the book, because they all look AMAZING. Continue reading “Rainbow Winter Salad”→
On an expedition to Pizzeria Beddia, a pizza place in Fishtown (Philly) where there is one obsessive guy making only 40 exclusive pies a night, after a friend and I were told to come back three hours after we ordered, we wandered the neighborhood a bit and found an adorable teeny grocery store called Green Aisle Grocery. There, I fell in love with some bright green pistachio butter that I just had to buy, as my head immediately filled with images of bright green dollops adorning my morning oatmeal and topping my toast. Continue reading “Pistachio Snacking Cake”→
Wow it’s been a while since I last posted! I don’t really have a good excuse other than I have not been feeling inclined to share what I’ve been cooking, which has mostly been some iteration of vegetables, boiled or sauteed together, usually on top of some grain. I also did not want to give you guys another sweet recipe, because the ratio of sweet to savory is getting out of hand and if I don’t inject some salt into this blog it’s going to get diabetes. Continue reading “Pasta Rossa con Cavolfiore”→
I never thought I’d say it, but I’m tired of eating figs. There’s a rather anemic tree in my neighborhood in Sicily that invests all of its energy into pumping out extremely sweet, juicy, and perishable figs, and our fridge is full of them. Due to the fact that my siblings don’t like figs, my 86-year-old nonna and I are tasked with consuming them.
It’s been a while since I posted a recipe, and that’s mostly because my kitchen here in Frankfurt is missing some crucial appliances for effective cooking. Colander, kitchen scale (or any sort of measuring equipment), cake pan, pie pan… ok so the last two aren’t essential but I still need them! Continue reading “Yogurt and Citrus Charlotte”→
One of the wonderful things about the world is that there is variety, and while Germany may not be that different from the USA, it’s still delightfully foreign. Here are some differences I’ve noticed during my time in Frankfurt: Continue reading “Life in Germany Part 2: Differences”→
Here begins my series on my life in Germany this summer! I am spending about a month and a half in Frankfurt working at a lab at Goethe University, and I am excited about exploring a whole new city and culture. I’ve been here about a little over a week now and let me tell you, not knowing any German at all is a problem. Everyone told me that everyone in Frankfurt speaks English, but that was a lie. The language barrier has spawned such huge problems as struggling to find the baking powder in the supermarket, being unable to read the settings on the washing machine (and therefore taking 30 minutes to press “start”), and not being able to understand if someone is complimenting me on my skirt or saying something completely unrelated. Continue reading “Life in Germany Part 1: Bäckerei”→
There is no better snack than a thick, oily slice of focaccia, fresh from the oven.
I learned that last summer when I lived in Pisa. Most days after working in the marine biology lab, I would stop by a little panificio on my way home to buy a bit of focaccia for a snack. I would ask how much a euro would get me, and they would slice a strip off of a large round and hand it to me in a little paper bag. Continue reading “Focaccia alle Cipolle”→