Author: Greg Henry

Vegan Carrot-Ginger Black Sesame Loaf

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More and more people are flirting with a vegan lifestyle. I’m not one of them, but I’m not not one of them either. I certainly believe, for our own health and that of the planet, we should be eating fewer animal products. Still, I’m a never say never kind of guy and I doubt I’ll…

Jessica Koslow Sprouts Sprouts Pears Pears Salad

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Another Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad. This one from Jessica Koslow (Sqirl, Los Angeles). It features two ingredients (sprouts and pears), each presented two ways. According to Koslow in a quote from her cookbook Everything I Want to Eat, “A lot of chefs use the great trick of highlighting an ingredient by using it in two…

Tonnato Chip Dip

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Vitello Tonnato: tuna, capers, anchovies, and mayo whirled in a blender then slathered over thin slices of chilled veal. It’s the ultimate Italian picnic feast – served on a hot day in the cool shade of an olive tree. I love this dish for the mere fact that you can take something as special as…

Picture-Imperfect Herb Fritters

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Pictures don’t always tell the whole story. I’m pretty thrilled with the Ottolenghi-inspired Herb Fritters you see here. Brown and misshapen, I admit they’re not much to look at. That’s one of the problems facing food bloggers these days. If you want to reach a wide audience your food has to look extra-special scrumptious. Wrapping…

Gliding Across The Sea of Cortez

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It is a beautiful thing to be in the middle of nowhere on a very small boat with no agenda but joy. We’re in a panga (fishing boat) being chauffered to Isla Coronado off the coast of Loreto, Mexico. Looking through clear water below I see colorful fish dart through fantastic rock formations while the…

Carrot Muhammara Hand Pies

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Fruit pie. Meat Pie. Veg Pie. I find it easy to love pie and it’s pastry that makes pie so lovable. Sure, pastry is good when pressed neatly into a fluted tart pan. In fact, a tart is the most elegant pie I know. However, pastry is just as delicious when treated casually – draped…

Grilled Persimmon Wrapped In Speck

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Speck-Wrapped Grilled Persimmon. This is one of those “on the menu” items that made me think “I could do that”. I saw the whole recipe in my head without even having to see the presentation. That’s partly because I’m a big Judy Rodgers fan. Not that I spied this tasty little tidbit at Zuni Cafe.…