A Book Party With Johanna Kindvall Nov. 7

On November 7, 2015 I’m hosting one of my favorite collaborators, Johanna Kindvall — creator of the illustrated food blog, Kokblog. You, dear readers, are invited to join us chez moi for a late afternoon Fika, the subject of her latest book (fika is the Swedish coffee hour). We’re designing a cozy gathering in my Fishtown-neighborhood […]

Smoke and Funk: A Fall Cheese Board

In fall, I love when the air smells of damp leaves and wood fire. It’s a good time for a hike with wool hats and a hamper of cheese. Find a smooth tree stump or an overturned log without too many mushrooms, and you can create a woodland snack scape fit for a band of […]

Your Spring Goat Cheese Primer

Several weeks ago, I collaborated with Johanna Kindvall, a Brooklyn-based blogger and illustrator, on a post about my cheese desk. We enjoyed working together and decided to continue with a series that will highlight seasonal cheeses and pairings. We present to you: Spring! Along with daffodils and Easter bonnets, spring is the season of great goat cheeses. […]

The Desk Cheese Board

Surely, you too have a snack drawer at work. This week, I’m humbled to reveal my very own little desk — the place where all these posts get written — on Kokblog. Brooklyn illustrator Johanna Kindvall drew the contents of my drawers (mmm, sounds a bit naughty?), right down to the flasks. Just look behind […]

The Culinary Cyclist’s Quinoa Cake

When I have a few minutes in the morning, I like to pop over to Kokblog – an illustrated cooking blog by Johanna Kindvall. Her line drawings accompany each recipe instead of photographs – an aesthetic choice that took my breath away the first time I stumbled upon her site. I melt for her simple […]