Falafel, reimagined.

Let’s face it. I could, at all times, be eating something. Especially falafel. In fact, if I could be in a constant state of eating falafel, I would be. It’s so good, right? So balanced in so many good ways  — the smoky with the snappy, the fresh with the flagged, the light with the […]

Carrot, the Comeback Kid.

  When we lived in our little brown house on Monticello Drive, we had a family vegetable garden. I didn’t realize it then, but now I know that it was amazing. I suppose it was your standard spread, but everything grew big and in abundance: buckets of round, ruby-red cherry tomatoes, zucchini the size of […]

You’re welcome: A baba ghanouj primer.

Despite growing up in a small place, I think I’ve always had an urban sensibility. The bustle and verve of city life rosies my cheeks — it vivifies! it uplifts! (It makes me use verbs like “vivify” and “uplift.”) In the city, the mundane is the urbane: I love to keep the pace of the […]