Illustrations by Elizabeth Graeber | 11.26.2014 | Issue #5
Since it's winter, I would say Dungeness crab is something thats perfect as is. Just little bit of Old Bay and lemon and it's done. I used to make this hateful canape where I folded whipped cream into crab meat, and I honestly have no idea what the fuck I was thinking.
Good coffee does not need cream or sugar. Well-roasted and brewed coffee is wonderful.
How this dried fruit can so closely resemble caramel... When California date season starts and so many varietals come into the farmers markets, it's hard not to eat them just alone with nothing else.
Really boring, but it's something that a lot of people don't respect...an onion. So often people let their onions oxidize or don't cook them properly. An onion that's been treated with care and respect is really a magical ingredient.
Nantucket bay scallops don’t need salt, don’t need pepper, don’t need cooking. Right now!
The best made chicken stock, made with just bones and meat, is perfect on its own, especially when it's a double stock. Well, with a little salt. Liquid gold!
A crisp apple with balanced acidity and sweetness (usually red for me) is best eaten raw.
My husband's (Siena Farm's Chris Kurth) potatoes when they are just-dug. The potato is still full of sugars that haven’t converted to starch. When you cut them open, the sugars stick to the knife and it glistens. The skin is so thin that when you wash them, it comes off. You do have to cook them, but they barely need anything but salt.
Whiskey. Drink your whiskey straight you nerds.