What’s on Molly’s Menu? It depends on what’s in season, what looks and smells good at the market, and what inspires the Chef daily. Inspiration can come from the weather, an enticing bottle of wine that begs to be paired accordingly, a meal at a local restaurant, or a culinary trip across the world. Food is the medium and the canvas can be expansive or simple, so long as the flavors, textures and temperatures harmonize in a way that charms the palate. Reviving the art of cooking in your home means reconnecting with the food you eat, understanding how to distinguish the best ingredients, and learning a few fundamental techniques that can be applied to many recipes. Why be a spectator when you can immerse yourself in one of the most integral and pleasurable aspects of life?
My garden has been a little bit of a disaster the last few years. The first year I started out ambitious, and by the end of August only had one fully ripe tomato to show for it. I chalked it up to a trial year, and decided to regroup and replant the following May. The [...]
On my first day of work as a line cook I was paired with the lead cook on a station prepping cold appetizers and salads. Wet behind the ears, and fresh out of culinary school, I was practically shaking in my kitchen clogs with fear of how I would get through the frantic pace of [...]
Trinh Diem Vy is a third generation Vietnamese cook and is considered one of the country’s most reputable restaurateurs. During a trip to Hoi An a few years ago I had the opportunity to take a class at her famous Morning Glory Cooking School and the experience was undoubtedly the highlight of my time in [...]