Entries by Gwen Ashley Walters

Chocolate Chip Cookies Are Not All Created Equal

[Editor’s note: there isn’t a chocolate chip cookie recipe in this post, but there are links to all the cookie recipes Pen & Fork tested.] I fell down a rabbit hole. It all started with a cookie called Secretly Vegan Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie in the “Food52 Genius Desserts” Cookbook. (I reviewed the cookbook here.) I couldn’t […]

Review: Food52 Genius Desserts

Food52 Genius Desserts by Kristen Miglore Photos by James Ransom Facts: Published by Ten Speed Press; 276 pages. Photos: Most recipes include a photo. Recipes: The book cover says 100, but I counted 129, including adaptations and other recipes that are more antidotes than formally written recipes. Amazon (affiliate) link: Food52 Genius Desserts. It was the cover of […]

Sun Valley Magazine: The Wonder of Pie

“Pie, me-oh-my, I love pie.” — Andie MacDowell, from the 1996 movie “Michael.” For the fall issue of Sun Valley Magazine, I penned an article on the “wonder of pie.” The article includes tips on making the perfect pie crust from Maeme Rasberry of Rasberry’s Bistro and Catering in Ketchum, Idaho. Trust me, her chicken […]

CK’s Mustard Braised Short Ribs

Twice a year, Sun Valley Magazine publishes a dining guide filled with articles about the Wood River Valley food scene. For the winter issue, I wrote a story about braising — that wonderful, slow cooking technique that turns tough cuts of meat into meltingly tender morsels. But meat isn’t the only benefactor of braising. Long-time […]