I bought this wonderful cookbook years ago at Rolling Greens, and since then, it has established itself as one that I will always go back to. Authored by chef and restaurateur Marc Miller, it is filled with recipes that basically take tacos to another level, and includes recipes for salsas and accompaniments, as well as instructions on how to make the perfect soft or crispy tortillas. One of our family’s faves: the Pepitas Tacos with either veggies or chicken.
Mind & Body
As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of Adam Silverman and his beautiful pottery. Needless, to say, when his new book came out last month, I immediately picked up a copy. The gorgeous book not only captures the artist and his creations in incredible detail, but also (as he had intended) stands on its own as an object as rich as one of his pots.
My friend Annie Campbell turned me onto this beautiful cookbook, and I just bought it for myself. Featuring regionally inspired recipes from James Beard Award-winning chef Cory Shreiber, it is accompanied by stunning landscape photography and touching personal narrative. One of Annie’s favorites: the Herbed Salmon Baked on Rock Salt with Onion-Caper Vinaigrette. I can’t wait to discover my own.
For Christmas last year, Richard gave me Kate: The Kate Moss Book, and it was, without a doubt, one of my favorite gifts. An instant classic, this visual retrospective of her twenty-plus years of modeling makes a gorgeous addition to any coffee table.
One of my all-time faves, The Mozza Cookbook features comforting classics from LA’s cult-worthy Italian restaurant and Pizzeria. I am especially obsessed with some of the recipes for side dishes – the long-cooked broccoli and roasted beets have become staples in our house.
Several years ago, I was lucky enough to have dinner at the incredible Hotel Il Pellicano in the Tuscan Maremma region of Italy. It was one of the most beautiful hotels I had ever seen and was situated on the insanely gorgeous Italian Coast – I fell completely in love.
Heidi Swanson’s beautiful blog, 101 Cookbooks, has long been one of my favorites, and her most recent cookbook, Super Natural Every Day, holds the same distinction. Heidi’s recipes focus primarily on natural, whole foods and ingredients while remaining uncomplicated and absolutely delicious – a combo I cannot resist!
Since summer is here, I thought it would be the perfect time to talk about grilling and how to do it safely. Every spring, our cooking teacher Pamela reminds us in class about how dangerous grilling can be and shares some tips on how to minimize its negative effects.
By now, you’re familiar with the amazing Pamela Salzman who not only is my cooking teacher, but my go-to guru for all things kitchen related. Pamela has taught me to cook with the best of what’s available and once my eyes were opened, I wanted to make sure everything in my kitchen was healthy and safe.
Here is part two in my guide to a healthy kitchen with lessons from cooking teacher extraordinaire, Pamela Salzman.
I want to introduce you to my amazing cooking teacher – Pamela Salzman. I host a cooking class at my house with close friends once a month with Pamela. She teaches us about seasonal, organic, cooking and has so many amazing tips about nutrition and overall health.
To kick off the New Year, I want to introduce you to Pressed Juicery. My close friend Hayden opened Pressed with his partners, Carly and Hedi, last year. The company features organic cold-pressed juice in a variety of amazing flavors…