The Book Cook

Braised New World

As many of you know, over a year and a half ago I moved to London to attend culinary school. Many people questioned my choice to study cuisine in Great … Continue reading

July 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Bun Also Rises

I am currently fulfilling a lifelong dream: being – and living – in London during Wimbledon. Though I love watching all of the big tennis tournaments, the traditions surrounding this … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

20,000 Leeks Under the Sea

As brunch grows in popularity, particularly amongst twenty-somethings in big cities, booking a table becomes increasingly difficult. Reservations fill up sometimes weeks in advance, leaving many hungry and housebound on … Continue reading

June 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

James and the Ginger Peach

“My dear young fellow,” the Old Green Grasshopper said gently, “there are a whole lot of things in this world of ours you haven’t started wondering about yet.” When I … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Hound of Tabasco-villes

This past weekend I attended a summer ball at Shakespeare’s Globe. It was a fabulous event – champagne, dinner, and dancing at one of London’s most famous landmarks. There are so … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Sage of Innocence

Tonight Edward and I are going to a live broadcast of La Bohéme in Trafalgar Square. For our opera picnic, he’s bringing the wine, and I’m in charge of food. … Continue reading

June 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rummy Oat and Juliet

As I get older, it becomes much more apparent how similar I am to my parents. Anyone who knows the pair of them is aware that they are quite different … Continue reading

June 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Beet, Pray, Love

Every once in a while, I need to jumpstart the old metabolism and make a few dietary adjustments. Like Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love, I have a committed relationship … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Don Chipotle

It’s picnic season here in Londontown. The many parks are fragrant and colorful, and even overcast days still feel green and healthy. But this glorious explosion of nature, paired with … Continue reading

May 16, 2015 · 1 Comment


In an old house in Bryn Mawr on the long Main Line, Lives a crazy and wonderful mother of mine. She’s tipsy after one glass of wine, And goes to … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

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