24 July 2013


Oh Molly Wizenberg, you are so wise (and entertaining).
"I cook because it grounds me; because it connects me to the place where I live; and because afterward, I get to sit down and eat with the people I care about.  I don't need cooking to be anything more."
-via the column called "Cooking Life" that she wrote for Bon Appétit

One of these days I'm going to delve into her books A Homemade Life and Delancey: A Man, a Woman, a Restaurant, a Marriage.  Props to my wife for turning me on to Orangette (Wizenberg's long-standing, delightful blog with ethereal photos,  sophisticated/seasonal/crunchy recipes, and a personal and intimate writing style ) years ago - I've been reading it, trying her recipes, and getting inspired since.  Also, the blog gets its name from the lovely Parisian candy which I've held dear to my heart ever since watching a chef friend make a massive amount of them from scratch for Hanukkah gifts during the year that I took off to work as a server in the restaurant industry (aka to find myself.) The warm farro salad with chickpeas, feta, and spicy (thai-ish style) dressing is my favorite "recette" off Orangette so far, and a great way to utilize that fish sauce that's been sitting in the fridge for a while now.