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My Toddler Ate This: A Great Pasta Recipe Courtesy of Sara Moulton

Toddlers are notoriously hard to please but Sara Moulton has this ability to create layers of flavor. I saw this recipe for Annie’s Favorite Pasta and I thought maybe Annie was a toddler. She’s her sister but my son loved this recipe. I would make this for guests and I would make this on a Tuesday night. It’s actually something I made a week after I bought the ingredients because they keep really well. So if you have a week of curveballs it’s great. So here we go!

I tested making no-knead bread so you have no need to!

My mom suggested I listen to his podcast “Milk Street Radio” and it has inspired me to be more creative in my kitchen. Also, I appreciate him showcasing the expertise of historically marginalized people and how respectful he is to women on the show. He is actually a good listener and you can tell he’s kind. I listened to him talk to the author of the Palestinian Table and he was so attentive and insightful. He also talked about how much he enjoyed learning about the culinary traditions of Myanmar and how the more we learn about a place the more we empathize with people. I know it sounds cheesy and I am paraphrasing but it’s been a nice respite from my usual gory true crime podcasts. Every time I listen I get inspired to be braver in the kitchen and he and  Kenji Lopez - Alt kept on talking about a recipe for “No Knead Bread” and how it is a game changer. After checking out the recipe at the NYT Cooking section I decided to give it a whirl.

How Should I Use Ginger?

I was going through my spice cabinet yesterday and I realized I had a ton of powdered ginger that I didn’t use that much of. I realized it was an underrated spice (in Western cooking which is what I’m most familiar with. I would never dare to assume I knew anything about Eastern flavors. Bow down to those fabulous chefs in Asia) and I wanted to use more of it. Ginger is such an interesting flavor and it adds a zest to things.