Fried plantains

The first time I had a fried plantain, it was in Los Angeles. Jam had been talking about this local Cuban restaurant for years, but since he only mentioned the pork dish, and since, despite certain rebellions on Yom Kippur, I am at heart a Jewish girl, I couldn’t bring myself to get excited about … Continue reading


There I was, standing at the door of my open fridge, staring at a bunch of ingredients, willing an answer to come. I imagine that this is how Sherlock Holmes feels when staring down some evidence: the jalapenos are in the plastic bag on the middle shelf, and then Jam just brought home those delicious … Continue reading

Grilled Salmon with Salsa Verde

I moved to this tiny little studio apartment a few years ago. And one of the few things I toted along with me was my little charcoal grill. It was quite silly, looking back, as they’re super cheap to come by, but I loved it, and I moved it to quite a few places. Even … Continue reading