Nine Cheese Finds in Fishtown

Philadelphia’s most esteemed food reviewer, Craig Laban, wrote about my neighborhood several weeks ago for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Hot on his heels, am I. After all, Fishtown was a dairy desert when I moved here 10 years ago. Now, it’s a cheese (and baguette) lover’s oasis, as long as you know where to look. Here is my […]

The Desk Lunch 2.0

Going back to work after a lazy summer, or even a hectic summer, always brings me to the same dilemma: what to pack for lunch? I live at a desk most days, with a lovely little cheese cave beneath it, but on the rare occasion I don’t want Roquefort with pears at noon, there has […]

Notes on Recipe Development

Several months ago, I spent a long Friday night with apricots. I’d been charged with writing my first recipe for Culture Magazine. The editor wanted me to include two specific ingredients: apricots and feta — “something along the lines of your recipe for baked feta and dates,” she said, “but we want apricots, for color.” […]