I went to Williams Sonoma yesterday…

Where I couldn't resist buying this: And this: I've been dying to buy both a Lodge Cast Iron skillet and Jacques Pepin's cookbook Essential Pepin for ages--but you know how it's easy to keep putting things off, thinking, "Oh, I'll do that this weekend..." and suddenly it's 5 months later and you still haven't checked it off ...

Merry Christmas!

Hey peeps! I hope wherever you are today (and whether or not you celebrate Christmas), you're having a wonderful, relaxing, fun day with family, friends and good food. Boyfriend Jolie and I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas together, and last night I made my first Beef Wellington! I made the Wellington off this recipe: Gordon Ramsay's ...

The wine drinker’s latest destination: Paso Robles

As I mentioned a couple months ago, I've been learning to cook recently with the help of my trusty Alice Waters cookbook The Art of Simple Food and have thrown myself into it with gusto. I have chicken down and have recently moved onto various preparations of salmon and tuna--as well as a disastrous but ...

I’m Learning How to Cook!

Brace yourselves: I'm learning to cook! (Have I mentioned this yet? Well...now you know.) As I explain in this little video after giving you a tour of my new bedroom, I never really learned--and I've also been surrounded by some pretty good, intimidating cooks in my day, so I never really wanted to learn. But things happen, ...