Brent and Marieke

Eat Your Way Around Syracuse

Eat Your Way Around Syracuse

Brent and I spent two magical days in Syracuse last month, eating our way around the city and its island-next-door Ortygia. We're talking a balmy seaside town, full of history, restaurants, and culture, clean and comparatively easy to navigate, a place where our level...

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Cook the Convent: Saturday Strata

Cook the Convent: Saturday Strata

On the weekends, we cook. We start with brunch, then have a late lunch, and an even later dinner. It's usually a smaller group of us and we get our ingredients from the market, which means straight-from-the-dirt veggies, crisp rotisserie chicken, and fresh ricotta...

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Outside Your Window, Onto Your Plate

Outside Your Window, Onto Your Plate

Fabrizia often asks us about the connection between landscape and cuisine. How does what we see out of our windows affect what ends up on our plates? I've been thinking about that question in terms of planting and consuming, and both perspectives clash with our drive...

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The Diversity of Taste

The Diversity of Taste

“Pinch your nose and let the jelly bean sit on your tongue. What do you taste?” We kicked off our week with the physiology and psychology of taste. We talked about why and how we taste things and how to communicate flavor. Like jellybeans. You wouldn’t believe how...

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