Fifteen days till Christmas ya’ll. Have you put together stockings yet for your friends/family/whoever you’re putting stockings together for this year? I still have a few things to get for my little family, so I thought it might be helpful to put together a list of stocking stuffer ideas for those of you still on the hunt!
Joe and I were in Nashville last week for work. Awhile ago my friend Jessica (the chef at KR Steakbar) suggested we try out Sean Brock’s Husk restaurant the next time we were in Nashville. So before driving up last week I made a reservation. Thursday night we left the boys with a friend and jumped over to the old (small) plantation(ish) style home for a late dinner.
I love Glennon Melton’s family rule of all Christmas shopping being completed by December 1 allowing them to truly enjoy the holiday festivies. Even if they go to the mall they can enjoy the experience rather than a frazzled stressed errand.
The tricky part of that, is that you miss some of the wonderful deals (and savings!) in all the stores. Fortunately with the onset of the internet so much more productive shopping can be done from your couch. In your underwear. And the experiential enjoyable aspect of shopping can be had at a leisurely pace throughout the year.
I’ve compiled a list of both gift ideas and deals for the cook in your life. (I’ll be updating this list over the weekend, so check back as new deals get added and old deals get removed.)
After living in Paris for two months last year, a number of people ask me what they should do with a long layover in Paris. I would hate for you to miss out on all my opinions as well, so here is my guide to seeing Paris on a layover. I’ll be sharing a Paris City Guide in the next few weeks for those of you who have a few days to spend there.
Father’s day is this weekend and figuring out a good Father’s day present can be stressful. If you’re still on the hunt, here are ten ideas for the dad who likes to eat, cook, grill or drink beer.
The soul finds nourishment from other souls. And nothing brings two souls together like good food. Unless you’re a culinary prodigy, probably you like to read a cookbook or two. But knowing which cookbooks to read and learn from might not be easy, there are SO MANY OF THEM and they ALL look so yummy! I love reading new recipes and here I share five of my favorite contemporary cookbooks.
Somehow I spent the last ten years loving Paris and cooking without ever reading David Lebovitz’s wonderful blog about living and eating in Paris. Perhaps this is because I tend to enjoy savory dishes more and his forte is baking, but it’s really no excuse. Besides, regardless of my personal cooking tendencies, we share a deep love for chocolate.
You know your supposed to have pots and pans and knives and colanders and linens – but what KIND of pots and pans and knives and colanders and linens? Over the past five years the majority of my girlfriends, cousins and I have all gotten married. We’ve done a lot of research. I’ve listed here the top brands for each of the items below, according to my research.
Shopping in open air markets, especially in Europe, can be overwhelming. How do you know what’s fresh? How do you know what to order at the fish stall? And what are those orange things on the scallops?! In this post, I’ll share six helpful tips I’ve learned about shopping in fresh markets in Paris.