I am feeling profoundly (or, as my fingers tried to put it, "feely profounding") inarticulate today in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage. I keep thinking of my uncle Jerry, the first gay person I ever knew, whose de...
Friday, June 26, 2015
One Tuesday, late-morning
I come to you today, June 13th, a fine summer's day on which you probably have no desire to turn on the oven, to talk about roasted chicken. More specifically, I want to talk about Thomas Keller's Favorite Simple Roast Chicken, which I prefer to call...
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Here was an opportunity
One evening last week, my friend Sarah sent me a sudden text that said only, "Yotam Ottolenghi. Carrot and Mung Bean Salad from Plenty More. Just do it!" These kinds of vital communications are why humans need one another: so that we know what to eat...
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
About eight months after we opened Delancey, a customer named Eric Peterson sent an e-mail to Brandon, and the subject line read, I want to make pizza at Delancey!Eric was working at a local pizza place, but he wanted to learn another approach - to l...
Friday, May 22, 2015
Yes yes yes
Last November, I got an e-mail from a fourth grade public school teacher in Sitka, Alaska, inviting me and Brandon to be part of a classroom project he was planning. The project would be called the Perfect Pizza, and it would go like this: the studen...
Thursday, May 14, 2015
One Tuesday evening in March, I went somewhat accidentally to the town of Edison, Washington, bought a pack of graham crackers, and nothing was never the same. Thanks to Renee Bourgault and her wonderful Breadfarm, I got to tell the story, and share...
Thursday, May 07, 2015
When I moved to Seattle, I lived a gray shingled apartment building on Northeast 67th Street, a speedy bus ride to the UW, where I had just started school. My apartment had deep-pile carpet the color of weak tea and a floodlit view of a parking lot, ...
Sunday, May 03, 2015
In three months, this site will be eleven years old. Three nights ago, I got to stand on a stage in New York in front of hundreds of people I admire - including Martha, THE Martha, who looked foxier, and younger, than anyone - and accept a James Bear...
Monday, April 27, 2015
I like to imagine
Friday, April 17, 2015
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