Every grocery store in America stocks a wide and unexpectedly economical variety of imported olive oils, the most respected of which have labels that read “packed in Italy” and “extra-virgin.” In the minds of many Americans, the idea of authenticity of olive oil imported from Italy is taken for granted. In reality, much of the… Read More The Crime of Extra Virgin
Lights flicker and I open my eyes from a REM sleep, enjoyed lying on the sofa bed that sits in front of a window overlooking Pike Place Market in Seattle. “Get up. It’s time to cook,” my dad is saying as he stands flipping a light switch, apparently addressing me at 9 a.m. Christmas morning.… Read More Dinner in Two Days: The story of Christmas in Seattle
Starring friends, food, and thanks.
Neighborhood Services: where the lighting is just a tad too dim, the waiters wear sweater vests with embroidered crests and I dream of splurging on sparkling water and pasta and French fries. I thought I was just there to eat, drink, and maybe use the mouthwash and little hand towels in the bathroom. But no.… Read More My Favorite Restaurant, and Restroom in Dallas and the World
Ever feel like you’re stepping out of the frying pan and into the fire when it comes to grilling? Chef and James Beard Award-winning cookbook author James Peterson has some hot tips for you. As a summer intern at Spirit, the in-flight magazine for Southwest Airlines, I had the exciting opportunity to interview Peterson about grilling techniques, ingredients,… Read More Expert Grill Guide
Tucked along Greenville Avenue in Dallas is a humble abode with colorful facade of faded blue, white and red paint and curlicue-lettered windows. There’s a sign towering above it that reads, in all capital letters, “Kostas Cafe.” Inside, the dining room is cozy and warmly lit. The walls are covered in memorabilia and artwork from Greece. The… Read More At the Chef’s Table at Kostas Cafe