I’ve been busy lately and have lots to share. I just spent half of August at my Dad’s house in Charlotte, NC, and while I was there, I went on a day trip to Asheville. Asheville is a lovely place that seemed magical because of the mist, fog, and rain. The photos on this post are from Asheville’s Bountiful Cities Project, an “edible park” I stumbled upon. It is a literal haven where apples, pears, berries, peaches figs and other fruits are growing for the public’s enjoyment, as part of an effort to promote urban farming and incorporate edible open-spaces into urban planning. Between the verdant green everywhere—everything in Asheville seems to be covered in ivy kudzu—and the cool light due to the rain, I felt like I was exploring a fantasy secret garden. If you’re ever in Asheville, make sure to stop by.
I’ve also been struggling to decide what kind of recipe to post here, until I realized that there are so many of my recipes out there, I might as well just do a quick recap of a few of them.
Last week I went on Charlotte Today, a morning show, where I made Corn Burgers with Goat Cheese and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. This was a lot of fun, though if I’d known beforehand that my host, Rob, had an aversion to goat cheese, I’d have cooked something else. Luckily, Colleen, his co-host, piped up as a fan and enjoyed the burger. You can watch the video here, and go here for the recipe.
Also a few weeks ago Lynn Rosetto Kasper invited me on her insanely wonderful radio show The Splendid Table to discuss veggie burgers. What an honor! You can listen to the radio show here, and find a recipe for Spinach-Chickpea Burgers here.
If you’re a fan of healthy—but indulgent, delicious—food, you should definitely know about the blog Svelte Gourmand, a terrific food and food news blog by journalists Sara Reistad-Long and Camille Noe Pagán. Click here for Camille’s interview with me, as well as my recipe for Baked Falafel Burgers.
(I’m not always wearing that shirt, FYI.)
And just this week Metro, the weekday newspaper that’s handed out during the transit rush in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, did an interview with me. Click here for part of that interview, as well as a recipe for Armenian Lentil Burgers.
That’s a lot of cooking to do!