Last week, as Danny and I were taking the high-speed train from Madrid to Barcelona, my latest cookbook review was showing up all around Tampa and St. Pete in the day’s paper! Vegetarian weeknight cooking was certainly not on my mind while I was in the land of jamón and tapas, but now that I’m back I’m totally flipping through this one for inspiration once again. If you’re in the market for a cookbook with tons of ideas for everyday recipes that are also healthy, A Modern Way to Cook is worth your time. Continue reading
This fall is shaping up to be a cookbook season packed with one stunner after another, so the cookbook reviews keep coming! I’m sharing a cookbook review every other week in the Tampa Bay Times. This week we’re taking a cookbook trip to two of Italy’s most famous cities: Rome and Florence. Continue reading
We’ve been exploring the Carolinas a bit the last few years. We visited Charleston a couple times and quickly fell in love with the city. Our most recent crush? Definitely Asheville.
Back in February (this post has been a long time coming!) Danny and I spent a long weekend in Asheville to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. From St. Pete, it’s a quick getaway, and I’ve been gushing about what a wonderful weekend we had ever since.
We stayed in a cozy airbnb just a short drive in a zippy rented Fiat into the heart of the city. It was close, but far enough so that at night, the sky was brilliantly lit with stars. It was also snowing! We woke up to flurries one morning and it was the BEST. Especially recalling that now in deep summer.
This July was the hottest July on record. The HOTTEST. July also happens to be when my birthday comes around, and I live in Florida.
And yet, I go to the beach. I sort of need a summer survival kit. After debating whether it’d be worth getting one, I finally decided to get a Corkcicle in the size that can hold an entire wine bottle, which proves to be very useful when you’re headed to the beach with just one other person and don’t want to bring a cooler. Instead, I made my beach cocktail a double (well, two doubles, one for me, and one for my friend) and trusted in the Corkcicle’s promise to keep things cold. No refills. No bottle openers. No digging around through ice (though that doesn’t sound too terrible on a hot day). Let’s call this one Beach Bum’s Rum. Continue reading
One of the more fun cookbooks to come my way lately is from Tyler Kord, sandwich king of No. 7 Sub sandwich shops in New York. My latest review is all about his cookbook, A Super Upsetting Cookbook About Sandwiches, which is super funny and not at all upsetting, unless you hate broccoli. He starts off with a chapter on roast beef but heavily features vegetables in his sandwiches, and for Kord, broccoli is bae. Continue reading