All posts tagged: Food

food stuffs // a scarecrow

Once upon a time there was a sad scarecrow who wanted to save the world one organic veggie at a time. Once upon a time, one gluten-free girl in D.C. was very happy for the people who care enough to know what is in what they cook and not make her sick. When I saw this three-minute, barely-branded Chipotle ad (for a game nonetheless), I really did think what is this and it’s going to be absurd. And then the ad totally hit me in the organic-loving heart (for those are like, i’ve seen what you sometimes eat, yes, I still eat Doritos, I can’t help it…I’m working on it). Let’s cultivate a better world.

foodie friday: turkey // eats

One of the greatest parts of travel is the food, and I can easily find myself snacking waaay too often while on vacation. I’d say that Turkey was no exception, except that we were almost too busy to indulge in the greatness. I said almost. I personally had plenty of my favorite food groups, cheese and bread. And every now and then, I managed to squeeze in a vegetable, some fruit, baklava and one night, we worked in the greatest Indian food that I have ever had and I forgot to take a picture of said meal. The spices were unreal. All of the elements, the spices and the fruits and veggies, were amazing to see. The prepared meals and meze were just as wonderful. And nothing could top the adorable Turkish man on Heybeliada who pulled us over to the glass counter filled with pyrex dishes as he held his list of the meze options in English. He would point to an item, say the word, and point to the English word on the …

oh happy day

I love Julia Child. So when a coworker sent me the above from PBS Digital Studios, I may have re-watched it repeatedly. Cause, well, it’s amazing and I, as a little person, watched Julia on PBS with Jacques Pepin…my intro to the food world. So Happy 100th Birthday, Julia Child! You did more for the food world than anyone even thought possible. “The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude” — Julia Child

must make || haloumi cheese

There is a day when you wake up and you think, oh my gosh I need a better blog structure. And then you hit a road block. That is kinda the way it’s been in the Kitchen of Throwing Cake. My creative brain went on sabbatical without telling me. So, to coax it back I give you (what I hope to be a regular feature), my current favorite recipe from the internets. Haloumi Cheese. So yummy, so Greek, and so perfect as a snack pre-summer BBQ. You can serve it on thinly sliced bread or pita (which can also go on the grill) and then sprinkle it with either dill or oregano. So simple, and so impressive. Adding this onto my giant “must make” list. Grilled Haloumi Cheese & Lemon From Melissa Roberts  c/o Gourmet Magazine, June 2007 2 lemons 1/2 lb Haloumi cheese 1 large garlic clove 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 (3/4-inch-thick) slices peasant or country-style bread 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill Prepare a …

foodie friday: ancho honey butter

For those in NYC and DC, you get the great joy of Hill Country BBQ, a texas style bbq restaurant that makes even the Texans in the area happy. I love it and most things about it (sorry world, I just can’t do collards). And one thing I dream about is their ancho honey butter. It is the sole reason I get the cornbread. So when the urge hit me to make it, away I went.     Ten minutes out of your day, and people will be super impressed that you made “fancy butter” as we decided to call it. Ancho-Honey Butter Elizabeth Karmel care of the Huff Post 10 mins total | 5 mins prep Ingredients 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice zest of an orange 2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature (each cup is 2 sticks or 1/2 a pound) 1 tablespoon ground dried ancho chile peppers 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 2 1/2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon sea salt Directions In a stand mixer, or handheld mixer, combine …