Pide (pee-DEH) is a Turkish flatbread formed into a boat-like shape. It’s addictively good, anytime of the day — breakfast, lunch or dinner. While pide can be layered with various toppings, ground beef or lamb is often common. However, I was in the mood for something on the lighter side, so went a slightly different … Continue Reading

Photographing food sometimes seems a bit silly. Although, I just can’t seem to stop myself. I feel like it’s something that I need to document (although, I’m not sure why?). Take pasta. No matter how many times I make pasta, the process always seems so fascinating. Specifically, that just a few humble ingredients — flour, … Continue Reading

Brrr it’s cold out. With the slightest hint of cold weather, all I want to do is hibernate until spring. Not sure how I survived all those years living in Chicago? All I crave this time of year are warming, comforting bowls of soup and stew. The other day, I made a chicken noodle soup … Continue Reading

With the ubiquitous pumpkin (and pumpkin spice) appearing in all manner of dishes sweet and savory this time of year, it’s hard for the humble pumpkin to stand out in the crowd. To that end, I’ve taken a different approach to the ever-popular and crowd-pleasing pumpkin soup. That is, I’ve prepared a comforting and flavorful … Continue Reading

Was doing some research for an article on grain-based Mediterranean soups when I came across farinata di cavalo nero (kale and polenta soup). I was instantly intrigued. Essentially, an Italian [Tuscan] porridge-like soup made with polenta/cornmeal and kale, more specifically Tuscan kale, also known as lacinato or dinosaur kale. And since, for some reason, I had … Continue Reading