We cook a lot. But did we cook every single meal in January?
David Tamarkin, editor of Epicurious, did, for his #Cook90 challenge—and I had a few questions, like how was it going? but also: Why did it have to be an all or nothing approach? What counts as "cooking"? Are you so very, very tired of soup? And: Why?
So I asked him for this week's podcast episode:
Listen to hear about the things he didn't expect to learn, and the questions he didn't expect it to raise—and then tell me what you think home cooking is: Record a short voice memo and send it to me at [email protected] for a chance to be featured on a future episode. Does boiling an egg count as cooking? Does burning toast?
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A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).
I have a thing for most foods topped with a fried egg, a strange disdain for overly soupy tomato sauce, and I can never make it home without ripping off the end of a newly-bought baguette. I like spoons very much.