The first wedding anniversary gift theme is, traditionally, paper. Since I’ve already gifted Danny too many cookbooks, there were two ways to go with this: tickets to an event or a dinner reservation.
I reserved a couple of spots for us at a chef’s tasting menu in town.
And as I turned a couple of pages in a charming flipbook Danny made for me, I realized he had also made a dinner reservation for us. In Spain. On a hill in the Basque country at a restaurant where the food is described as “techno-emotional” and has been ranked as one of the best in the world.
My 11-year-old sister, Lila, put it plainly: Danny won. BFF, Katie: Danny is smooth AF. All true.
I loved cooking from this vegetable-focused cookbook, especially since Acheson is cooking from nearby Georgia. The book functions as a companion guide for anyone who visits a farmers market or tends to a backyard garden and seeks guidance for what to do with kohlrabi, kale, and—if you happen upon it—even bamboo. I’m a fan of the Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete, and I’m picking up a CSA trial box this weekend. I’m also trying to revive my backyard garden with peppers, tomatoes, and herbs. I’ll be turning to this book for a long time.