Read on for tastes both from the lockdown period (when I managed to escape my laptop, that is) and my weeklong culinary bacchanal.
Is it best with beef or chicken? Green chiles or red? Vegetarian or bean-free Texas-style?
Because stuffing your face is what you do when you're ashamed.
There's one surefire way to lift your family's spirits when one or more of you happen to be having a bad day: announce that it's pizza night.
I'm talking about a sensible balance, where we eat wisely and healthily, and indulge every now and then, but merely observe our minds a little, catching ourselves when we think negative about what we are eating. The difference is in the mind.
The bars fill up on the cobbled streets and the restaurants hum with the noise of nightlife. At the hub of this activity is Plac Nowy, the former Jewish square where a spring of establishments have sprouted in recent years, in the wake of years of disrepair.
No matter how they prefer it, enthusiasts would surely agree on two points: mac and cheese can be so much tastier than the kind that comes in a blue box, and it's worth traveling to sample the very best.
Things changed in a heartbeat for South Street. One minute, Amaris is running a busy restaurant, celebrated as the first African American woman to bring a jolt of soul food and music to the prestigious street. Next minute, she's fielding phone calls: "WTH happened to South Street?"
Once you've tasted freshly made ricotta, you'll be hooked!
Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!
Here, the beloved grilled cheese sandwich takes on a gourmet twist. The secret ingredient: garlic confit!
I always think of a vegetable stock I once made with too much celery - you could barely taste any other ingredient. The other day, though, I thought I'd let it run riot over a pot of braised lamb shanks.
Let's just resolve to make some comfort food, shall we?
During the long winter months, you may find yourself craving heavier meals and comfort foods. Maybe it's because the cold weather keeps you indoors and comfort foods are more convenient, or you feel nostalgic for certain foods when winter rolls around.
Full of spices that will warm you up on a cold night, the stew uses accessible yet still exotic flavors like ginger, cumin, cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper.
You might resolve to make them once a week as a vegetarian respite from other omnivore endeavors.