Zuni Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

As some of you may know, I used to live in a shoebox-sized studio in New York City. It’s what I imagine hobbits might find comfortable if they existed in real-world Earth. Even the kitchen was hobbit-sized. It’s a miracle I managed to put together all the meals in that little space that are photographed …

A Gallery of Tomatoes

Who doesn’t love tomatoes? They’re amazing when they’re in season…and that time is now. Depending on where you live, they’re on their way out and they won’t reappear for another year. I like them served as plainly as possible, because you really don’t need to do a whole heck of a lot to enjoy them. …

A San Francisco Treat — Part 7

Once upon a time, there was a hobbit who lived in a city full of glass towers. And the hobbit swore to himself that he’d move to San Francisco back in 2005. He just needed to buckle down and get it done. But life happened as it always does, especially when you’ve got plans. He …

Summer Snapshots

I’m moving to San Francisco in two weeks. It’s another chapter in the story of my life, and one I’m very much looking forward to seeing unfold. Things are a wonderful combination of overwhelming and exciting all at the same time. Some folks say that moving from one end of the country is a big …

Ferry Building Farmers’ Market Snapshots

Clicking on the tiles in the mosaic will bring up a slideshow of high-resolution photographs. PS. I know it’s been quite a while since I’ve posted a recipe. These days, I make dinner based on something I’ve thrown together in 15-20 minutes. I haven’t had the time to really sit down and write. Rather than …