How to Use a Sharpening Steel on Your Knives – Video

How To Use A Sharpening Steel

First, a quick tour update. Sunday 4/29 was my first day on the road, and I did a book signing at San Francisco’s wonderful Omnivore books. My book was on a shelf next to Jacques Pepin. Talk about feeling not worthy! We had a nice turnout, and tomorrow I’ve got an event for bloggers and …

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Leaving on a Jet Plane

I’m thinking that for the next few weeks, I should turn this into one of those blogs where I teach you how to cook a five-course dinner using nothing but the coffee maker and hair dryer in your hotel room. Because I’m going to be in a different hotel pretty much every night! I leave …

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Spicy Mama Lil’s Spaghetti alla Carbonara – Video Recipe

Vegetarian Carbonara

Most of the videos I’ve posted so far have been recipes from the cookbook, but not this one. In fact, the recipe for this spicy vegetarian carbonara is on the blog just back in November. I wanted to take advantage of Tim’s outstanding videography to show you exactly how to make it. It is easy …

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Caramelized Apple and Blue Cheese Crostini – Recipe

Caramelized Apple and Blue Cheese Crostini

These crostini are a cinch to make, and they will surprise your guests with the unexpected combination of caramelized apple, blue cheese, and tarragon. Serve them with a crisp, dry white wine for an elegant pre-dinner snack.

I prefer a creamy blue cheese that will get a little melty on the warm apples, such as Blue …

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Risotto With Caramelized Fennel – Video Recipe

Risotto with Caramelized Fennel

In the Herbivoracious cookbook, I’ve got a recipe for a risotto made with fresh corn and tomato confit (tomatoes that have been slowly roasted in the oven to concentrate their flavor). That recipe is perfect for late summer, but I was taping these videos in the fall, so I made a different version using the …

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Pan-Seared Pressed Tofu with Apples and Champagne Vinaigrette – Recipe

Seared Tofu and Apples with Champagne Vinaigrette

I stopped by Northwest Tofu the other day and came home with their beautiful pressed tofu, along with regular tofu (still warm) and fresh yuba. Casting about for a lunch I could throw together in just minutes, I tossed the pressed tofu in my skillet and rummaged around in the fridge to see what would could join the …

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A Parenting Recipe for Raising Healthy Eaters – Guest Post From Sarina Behar Natkin of Grow Parenting

Girl Eating

Today’s guest post is something very special to me. It is by my amazing wife, Sarina Behar Natkin. Sarina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and for the past few years has been devoting her professional energies to helping parents find more joy in the process of raising healthy, confident children. She’s written a wonderful, …

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