Crio Chicago

I have a little confession: this right here is my new favorite dessert in Chicago… isn’t it beautiful? So simple and elegant — a perfectly sweet yet airy panna cotta with a divine raspberry reduction sauce. A few weeks ago we…


Remember, Remember

Remember, Remember! The fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot! — English Folk Verse (full version here)


A Grimm Halloween

“Next to a great forest there lived a poor woodcutter with his wife and his two children. The boy’s name was Hansel and the girl’s name was Gretel. He had but little to eat, and once, when a great famine…


Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

After having lunch with the girls at Summer House a few weeks ago, I couldn’t stop thinking about their amazing food, but most especially their ENORMOUS cookies! Rice Crispy Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Apple Cinnamon… I haven’t met a cookie of theirs that…