Soy-Sauce Stewed Tomatoes

As you know, not much needs to be done to a tomato when it's perfectly ripe. Salt, pepper, maybe some olive oil. Still, it's nice to shake things up a little—but maintain that same spirit of simplicity. An easy dish I like is thick slices of ripe tomato sprinkled with soy sauce, scallions, and pepper, maybe …

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Essential Tofu Burgers with Easy Quick Pickles

This week I shared a new recipe for tofu burgers on Food52. Back when I wrote Veggie Burgers Every Which Way I wasn't as enthusiastic about tofu as I am now, now that I've spent a lot more time enjoying it on its own and in the myriad of delicious ways that it appears in …

Carrot Kimchi

What an exciting few weeks it’s been! Thank you for supporting Bowl—the reception has really blown me away. I apologize if I’ve already inundated you with these news items on other social media channels, but if you missed any of it, check out this New York Times article that still has me feeling faint, and …

Scallion and Watercress Kimchi + Feast by Lukas: Building Blocks

Last time we did kimchi, 2 years ago (every day, week, month, and quarter—it's been a quarter of a year since I wrote anything here—just picks up more and more speed, snowball style), it was a quasi-traditional, vegetarian, napa cabbage one, and I live-tweeted the whole process. This one is similar, but a little quicker and …

Cashew-Leek Veggie Burgers for Brooklyn Table

Last weekend I had the extreme pleasure of being asked to prepare a veggie burger for December’s Brooklyn Table dinner. I’d attended several of these dinners over the past year or so and have been repeatedly amazed by Paul, Nicole, and Anna’s culinary skill, dedication, creativity, and finesse. They cook scrumptious (and labor-intensive) 8-course meals …

Red Cabbage Slaw

It is so hot here in Brooklyn—it's the heavy, wet-blanket kind of heat that robs you of your zest for life, inspires temper tantrums when you enter a un-air conditioned subway car, and results in sleepless nights where you find yourself at 3 AM lying diagonally across your bed with streams of sweat dripping into …