Category: Food

Savory Cake: Carrot, Feta, and Cumin

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Who doesn’t like cake? Layer, pound, torte, sponge, flourless, yeast, bundt, chiffon, and of course birthday. Don’t get me started on flavors. We could be here all day. Cake is so beloved that there’s very little room to trod new territory. But what about a savory cake? Is that a “thing”? Of course, there are…

Caprese Stacks with Candied Pancetta

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Caprese Stacks are an appetizer so sincerely simple that you may wonder how the heck I’m going to squeeze 500 words out on the subject. I mean Caprese salad is nothing more than tomatoes, basil and mozzarella on a plate, right? Caprese Stacks are simply vertical versions of the same thing, right? Of course, there’s a…

Late Summer Tian Provençal

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Summer always seems far too short. But this year, more than ever, I’m not ready to let it go just yet. I live in Los Angeles so I know we’ll have more sunshine. Still, I can feel the nip in the air despite the golden glow of summer’s last light. There will be more dinners…

I Like Ginger, Sesame, and Soy Chicken

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Ginger, sesame, and soy is an amazing combination to me. I’ve loved the trio since the very first potsticker I ever stuck in my mouth in the early 1980s. Until then the only Asian food I’d been introduced to was the Moo Goo Gai Pan in the Family Style combination dinners my parents ordered as…

Which Came First? Bacon Egg Burger

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I’ve been doing the occasional wine pairing with the recipes I present for as long as I’ve been blogging. After all, I did call this blog Sippity Sup and I meant to imply with that name that these posts were to be a celebration of both sips (drink) and sups (food). Until today we have…

Salt-Crusted Tomatoes and Anchovies

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Salt-Crusted Tomatoes and Anchovies. When you first cook this dish it seems impossible to believe that it will not be unbearably salty. Afterall, I did use a whole can of anchovies. However, the thing about cooking with anchovies is they seem to act more as a seasoning ingredient than a flavor. Same goes with roasting…