Monthly Archives: January 2011

How-to Cope: Daddy, can we read?

What is it about reading aloud with the little ones that seems to pay in spades? Cope shares thoughts from ourView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Collard Greens Mineira

This week in the crisper, if you’re used to braising collard greens to death (not that there’s anythingView full post »

Canned Tomatoes on NPR

Curious about the potential threats of BPA in tomato can liners? Want to know which kinds of tomatoes make the bestView full post »

How-to Cope: What You Learn on a Trip to the Museum

Join Cope and his oldest daughter on an adventure to meet the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, and find out whyView full post »

Alotta Falafel

I used to think of falafel as one of those salacious street foods that you don’t bring home to your family. ButView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Andrew Carmellini’s Cauliflower

This week in the crisper, cauliflower and pears with brown butter and hazelnuts from the lovely Urban Italian by NYCView full post »

Reclaiming Cinnamon Buns

To tell the truth, I’d given up on cinnamon buns. Even as overdrawn emblems of American culture go, cinnamon bunsView full post »

How-to Cope: Let it Grow

I grew up growing things. Some of my favorite memories of being little include growing alfalfa sprouts in a glassView full post »

How-to Cope: Welcome to Life’s Travels. We’re Stopping for Tea.

Author’s note: Welcome. Thank you for joining me. Are you up for seeing the world? I’m a bit of a traveler.View full post »

Layla’s Lentil Soup

How do I say this? You are *going* to try Layla’s lentil soup, a humble, simple comfort food that elevates aView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: 5 Veggie-Packed Frittatas to Start Your Winter Mornings Right

This week in the crisper, the Oprah of the scrambled egg world. Five frittatas, filled with great-tasting protein andView full post »

Gourmet Cookie Book Winners

Thank you so much to everyone who made our Gourmet Cookie Book series a great, heart-warming success. I had a terrificView full post »

How-to Cope: Welcome to Life’s Learning

Editor’s note: I am, like, totally, ridorkulously excited to introduce How-to Cope, a new weekly column on UmamiView full post »

The Crisper Whisperer on Serious Eats: Big Bag of Salad (a Seriously Easy Healthy-Eating Resolution)

Happy twenty eleven! Whatever your food-related goals are this year (even if you haven’t got any), there’sView full post »