A Creative Lunch for Uncreative Days

February  5, 2015

Every week we take a peek inside the lunches of the luckiest kids in Brooklyn. Read on, suppress your jealousy, and get a little brown bag inspiration. 

Ricotta on Toast with an Apple

I didn't sleep well and woke up weary -- not the best state of mind for coming up with a creative lunch. In moments like this, I go for crowd pleasers: cashew butter, ricotta, and honey sandwiches on grainy bread. Apples for dessert (am I just tired or does the top apple look curious and the bottom one shy?). Creativity can wait until I catch up on sleep!

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Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.


Miachel P. February 11, 2015
Oh yum. I just splurged on Bellwether's sheep ricotta and will try this ASAP! Minus the sentimental apples.
carlybop February 6, 2015
thank you for this. I am a nut butter for lunch addict, and had never done the ricotta honey combo. This won't be the last time I have it.
Amanda H. February 9, 2015
Ricotta is one of my lunch secret weapons!
Sarah J. February 5, 2015
I agree -- those apples represent two oppositional and fundamental worldviews.