Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs with Italian Caponata (in collaboration with Imperfect Produce)

The first time we visited Rome, we rented an incredible 16th century apartment on Via del Govern Vecchio. The third-floor apartment was situated across the street from a monastic residence where priests and monks carried out their daily lives in full view like an ant farm in white starched collars. We could see their dining […]

Vegetable Shish Kababs with a Sriracha Honey-Sesame Glaze (in collaboration with Imperfect Produce)

When it comes to buying produce, most shoppers pick through dozens of pieces, turning, squeezing and unfortunately bruising many of them until they find the most perfect looking, blemish-free pieces leaving mounds of picked-through, roughly handled and damaged produce that ultimately goes to waste. I’m guilty of this myself, but this behavior pressures grocery managers […]

Soupe au Pistou (Provençal Vegetable Soup)

Hard to believe last Tuesday was the first day of Spring, with some parts of the country still getting pounded by record snowstorms. While I’m anxious for the arrival of warm spring days, I fully intend to savor the last of the cold weather with the help of few more pots of soup. With the […]

Pick at Garden Patch Farms (series)

Today more and more people are discovering the pleasures of eating seasonal, locally grown produce, and farmer’s markets are popping up all over the city and surrounding suburbs.  However, if you are seeking an even more holistic experience, and would like to meet the people who grow your food or simply want to experience the […]

Hello Fresh {review}: Cook gourmet meals in your home kitchen

There on my doorstep sat a big brown box; why, hello there I thought. The box was from Hello Fresh, a meal delivery service for aspiring gourmets. Each and every dish has been designed by the executive chef of a Michelin-starred Manhattan, New York restaurant. I was given the choice of reviewing either a classic […]

A day at the market – Esslingen am Neckar Marktplatz

Well, hello friends! I’ve missed writing to you. I’ve missed my ritual of brainstorming recipes, shopping for ingredients, cooking, baking, shooting photos and then writing to you about it. We’ve been in Chicago a little over three weeks now and it still seems like yesterday that we said goodbye to our life in Germany and hello […]