Pub-Grub Veggie Burgers

A few weeks ago I ate lunch at Penguin, in Charlotte, NC, and ordered their veggie burger. Wow, I thought, naively, this doesn't taste much like the other veggie burgers I've been eating. It's so rich and savory and— Something didn't seem quite right. I asked our server about it. "Let's see," she said, "I …

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Black Olive Roasted Potato Salad

Now that I've been eating veggie burgers almost every day for three months, in addition to anguishing about them on the subway, and in the shower, and in my dreams, I turned to the "side dishes" section of the cookbook with a great deal of giddiness. You wouldn't believe how exited I got about potato …

Thai Carrot Burger

This carrot burger has required a lot of tinkering, but I think I'm finally on the right track. The trick was figuring out how to cook the carrots. I tried roasting, boiling, and steaming, all of which required that I puree or mash them, resulting in a mushy, disgusting, babyfood burger. While working on a …