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Hi. I'm an editor.
I'm in San Francisco.

I spend all day reading and cooking.

I'm also learning
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My first attempt at a mass service for breakfast: Truffle poached eggs with hollandaise over arugula salad and homemade bread. I served it with rosemary roasted potatoes, bacon and blueberry pancakes for about a dozen people. Turned out well!

My first attempt at a mass service for breakfast: Truffle poached eggs with hollandaise over arugula salad and homemade bread. I served it with rosemary roasted potatoes, bacon and blueberry pancakes for about a dozen people. Turned out well!

Nov
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Stock is rising

Early indications are Sunday’s batch of homemade chicken stock is my best so far. Great color and smells delicious. Special thanks to all my friends who suffered through roast chicken dinners or donated turkey parts to produce the broth.

Right now I’ve got one request for risotto. Anyone else have ideas?

Mar
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What’s for dinner: Crispy, sticky chicken thighs with smashed baby potatoes and tomatoes.

Feb
20th
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What’s for dinner: Corn muffins.

Feb
18th
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What’s for dinner: Meatloaf. That’s it.

Feb
16th
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15th
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What’s for dinner: Braised osso buco with brussels sprouts; milk chocolate mousse trifle with Madeira ganache and whipped crème fraiche.

Feb
14th
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What’s for Valentine’s Day dinner: Roast rack of lamb with a Dijon mustard crust and steamed asparagus.

Feb
13th
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What’s for dinner: Seared sea scallops with wine, butter, shallots and toasted sesame seeds.

Feb
12th
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What’s for dinner: Dad’s sauce with homemade meatballs and spaghetti.

Oct
5th
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Sad Day For Food Writers And Readers

It appears Conde Nast is shutting down Gourmet. My dad’s had a subscription for as long as I can remember, and the publication was instrumental to my love for journalism, food and a combination thereof.

Dad carefully clipped and photocopied Gourmet articles of note for decades. I took some with me to London when I worked there in the summer of 2005 and to Thailand when I backpacked up and down its coasts in the summer of 2006. They’ve essentially planned my parents’ vacations since long before I was born — including an epic monthlong trip to Italy while my mom was seven months’ pregnant with me. Later this month, they’re returning there for a week in Venice; it’s fitting that Gourmet is still playing an integral role in their itinerary.

Anyhow, I can see why a food magazine with a focus on writing vs. recipes would be abandoned. My girlfriend got me a subscription to Conde Nast’s other title, Bon Appetit (which will remain in print), for my birthday, and I find it pretty useful as a home cook. But Gourmet’s meditations on fine food will be hard to replace. RIP.

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It Springs Eternal

Whenever I get down about the business of journalism I come across things that re-inspire me.

Liberia’s Blackboard Blogger

Read more at The New York Times.


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