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If you don’t already know Joshua Weissman of Houston, he is the young author of The Slim Palate (also the name of his blog). It’s also a Paleo cookbook, but that’s beside the point (as far as I’m concerned). And yes, it’s a lovely book with intriguing recipes and photographs that floored Donna, especially given that Josh was 17 when he took most of them, and is only 18 now. When I got an email request to blurb the book, I thought little more than “Ugh, OK, send me a PDF, I’ll try to have a look.” And I did, and it was good, and I did a little more poking around on his site. My turn to be floored. Watch this excellent video to meet Josh and hear his uncommon story—he’s an inspiration. This is more Read On »

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Try making this greens and beans combination with an asian twist, via White on Rice Couple.

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Spice up your winter dish repertoire by using lentils, via Real Simple.

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Its getting chilly outside, but warm up by making a batch of Posole soup, via NYT.

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Looks like vermouth is gaining steam in the cocktail world across the pond, via Independent UK.

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