working in a professional kitchen: week two

"you know it's madness to do burger day on a monday."i look around. what are you talking about? burgers and fries? seems like the simplest thing in the world, a natural choice for coming in on a monday with no prior prep done....more

lemon & blackberry goat cheese tart

i do not remember every birthday but i remember a few.1992. aged six. i wore a black and white checked jumper and leaned back in my chair at my grandmother's house in des moines, iowa. the house was surrounded by woods, dark and heavy as a thicket. i remember white cake. candles....more

salted caramel apple pie

I’m in Colorado for the holiday, visiting my dad’s side of the family who absconded about three years ago, trading lakeside for mountainside. Not a bad deal, as it looks a little something like this -...more