[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 […]
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My latest article for Sun Valley Magazine had me in the local library, researching citrus. It was not a terrible way to spend a day. I’ve always known that winter is citrus season, but I didn’t know how small the citrus world really was until I worked on this article. Idaho doesn’t grow citrus, but […]
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 […]
“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 […]
I was in the mood for shrimp and happened to turn to this book, the first cookbook* from the community-based website Food52, of which I am a member. Not a real active member but still, a member. It’s a great book. Reliable. How many cookbooks can you say that about? I found a recipe simply […]
Wonderful, warm, chewy oat and cinnamon pancakes to spice up your day.
For the Summer issue of Sun Valley Magazine, I wrote a story about honey and a beekeeper based in Hailey, Idaho. I learned much about bees, including how do they know which hive is theirs? And, why is the queen not technically a queen? Tom Harned, a former stay-at-home dad, started with 40 hives. Today […]
When is a grilled cheese a melt, or when is a melt a grilled cheese? Until that pressing question is answered, may I present what I call a spinach and feta grilled cheese. (I know, there is no feta in the picture above, but trust me, it’s in the mix. I just forgot to put […]
Google “potato leek soup” and you’ll get 911,000 results in 0.48 seconds. But I know a secret Google doesn’t know. This recipe right here. It’s the only one you need. So. Delicious. Especially after it sits for 3 or even 4 days. That’s right, it’s even better on day three than two, and certainly better […]
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 […]