ACTUAL BRIOCHE LOAF

Baking is mad. There are a million different things that have a combo of butter, flour, sugar and eggs at their hearts. So, when I set out to make brioche, I wasn’t convinced I’d end up with brioche. Maybe I wasn’t capable of kneading … Continue reading

PASTELERÍA IDEAL

I’m eating a taco al pastor after an accidental 4-hour nap and there is this squealing sound that makes the kid next to me drop his horchata. “Ah,” says Rich. “Camotes”. A man walks through the middle of the road … Continue reading

OATMEAL MASCARPONE COOKIE STACK

There have always been cookies. But more glamorous things kept usurping them. Cupcakes! Doughnuts! Cronuts! Even muffins. Plus, too many cookies are mediocre. The difference between a soft, chewy, crisp-around-the-edges cookie and a cookie that isn’t any of those things … Continue reading

GINGERBREAD

Why are we only supposed to eat gingerbread at Christmas? We have enough to eat then. These gingerbreads are nothing like the lads whose heads you like to bite off in December. They are soft, somewhere between cake and biscuit, … Continue reading

I’M IN LUCKY PEACH!

I’m in the SEASHORE issue and I’m really happy about it. My piece is about cockles from Essex, and it sits alongside loads of other seafood loveliness. It’s out for reals on August 19th. That Vic took some lovely pics for it. Chiiiiiiipsssssss!

BORDIER ❤

I once read some writing guidelines that said you shouldn’t write stories about moments in time that change everything forever, because that’s boring. Never mind. Isn’t that most stories? Paris, my birthday, spring. We’ve torn through a poulet rôti in … Continue reading