New York Dining Guide

I have a cardboard box with “To Write About” marked on the lid. It’s filled with all sorts of papers, business cards, notes I’ve scribbled… all tangible reminders of the places we’ve been and things we’ve eaten over the last few years. The box is about to overflow, primarily because of a bulky set of […]

Ode to Oatmeal

Autumn is well on its way here in Paris. Most of the trees have turned yellow and winter veggies like squash, pumpkin, cabbage and Brussels sprouts have taken over the markets. That means oatmeal season has come to our house and I’ve been making lots of it lately. I tend to reserve it for calm, […]

Homemade Granola (Recipe)

One of the best parts of summer is breakfast outdoors. On a patio, a deck, a balcony, in a back yard, near a beach, under elms. Wherever you are in the world and whatever your outside, breakfast in morning air is simply liberating, naughty even – if you stay in pajamas. I’m sitting out in […]

Perfect Scrambled Eggs (Recipe)

You can’t just throw any old eggs into a skillet, watch them with one eye and think you’ll get perfect scrambled eggs. Oh no, there are some secrets: the kind of eggs you use, the kind of skillet, even how you beat them and how many eyes are watching. Over the years I’ve been polishing […]

French-Style Baked Eggs (Recipe)

Oeufs cocotte are eggs baked in small ramekins. Before trying my hand at them, I had eaten three French-style baked eggs in my life. Two of them were among the best dishes I have ever tasted. The first was at the Auld Alliance bed and breakfast in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland (the chef […]

Eggs Benedict (Recipe)

Vegetarian eggs Benedict has been a favorite family recipe for as long as I can remember. Soft, toasted English muffins, freshly sliced tomatoes and avocado, perfectly poached eggs and rich, buttery hollandaise sauce make this recipe ideal for lazy Sunday mornings or special brunches. We would almost always have it on Christmas morning – and […]