Kate on 04/18/2014
Balinese Rujak Abbott & West

Recipe: Balinese Rujak

Dining in Bali is a singular experience. In a sense, it’s not a huge food culture; the same meal is generally eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If you don’t mind the lack of variety, though, the flavors are fascinating, a classic Southeast Asian blend of sweet, sour, spicy, and salty with fresh tropical fruits, […]

nora on 11/20/2013
Oregon Hazelnuts

The Great State Project: Oregon Hazelnuts

This little video marks the beginning of a new project for Abbott & West. I have decided to embark on a cross-country road trip of sorts called THE GREAT STATE PROJECT! A little while ago I got to thinking about the fact that the U.S. is such a diverse place, full of so many different cuisines, […]

Kate on 11/15/2013
Smorrebrod recipe | Abbott & West Productions

Recipe: Smørrebrød

It’s officially cold in New York, and, as I usually do when faced with the onslaught of winter, I’m trying to pretend I’m Scandinavian. Okay, maybe I’m not blonde and I sort of wither away without the sun, but I do think they’re on to something with their tasty cuisine. Danish open-faced sandwiches, smørrebrød, are […]

Kate on 10/18/2013
Rice Pudding Recipe | Abbott & West Productions

Recipe: Greek Rice Pudding, or Rizogalo

Souvlaki, yogurt, olives, gyros, spanikopita… Talking about Greek food is like reading a list of all my favorite foods. Greece is one of my favorite places to eat – and one of the cheapest for high-quality food – but one of my absolute favorite dishes often gets overlooked amid the many other delicious choices. Rice […]

Maddy Douglass on 10/01/2013

Recipe: Le Marais Bakery’s Pain de Genes

To further tempt your tastebuds before revealing all – or maybe just some – of San Francisco‘s Le Marais Bakery‘s secrets in our upcoming interview with head baker Justin Brown and owner Patrick Ascaso, we have another quintessential (yet surprisingly doable) French recipe this week: Pain de Genes, a mouthwatering almond cake. Savor this light […]

Maddy Douglass on 09/27/2013
Quiche Lorraine | Le Marais Bakery | Abbott & West Productions

Recipe: Le Marais Bakery’s Quiche Lorraine

As a teaser for an upcoming feature, we’re pleased to bring you a classic French recipe from San Francisco‘s new Le Marais Bakery, one of our favorite eateries in the city. It’s surprisingly simple and straightforward; pair it with a mesclun salad and some fresh baguette and you might fool yourself into thinking you’re at […]

Kate on 09/13/2013
Socca Recipe | Abbott & West Productions

Recipe: Niçoise Socca

Since long before Julia Child, Americans have been obsessed with French cuisine, trying (and, more often than not, failing) to recreate the rich flavors of its traditional dishes. The efforts are admirable, but you’re giving up on that baguette recipe, aren’t you? Fortunately, there’s a lesser-known southern French treat that is so incredibly easy to […]

Kate on 09/06/2013
Basil Pesto | Abbott & West Productions

Recipe: Pesto Genovese

Comfort food isn’t always mac and cheese, chicken soup, or grilled cheese. In India, it’s dhal, or lentils. In England, it’s tea (and biscuits, naturally). In Israel, I sure hope it’s either falafel or hummus, but I don’t speak from experience. And in Italy, it is, of course, pasta, a brilliant invention that we should […]

nora on 08/20/2013

Edible History: Mujadara

One of my favorite simple, yet fragrant and tasty, mid-week dinner recipes is mujadara. I first became acquainted with the dish during my eight years as a vegetarian. I was not the lazy type who figured tofu and boca burgers would feed my need for protein. I was the inventive herbivore sleuth always searching for […]

Irena Brubaker on 06/25/2013

Notes from the Kitchen: Bigos, My Way

 B.i.g.o.s pronounce: bee-goes If you have a Polish friend or a relative, you know what bigos is. This dish, also known as Hunter’s Stew, is possibly the most popular meal in or out of Poland. It is a one pot meal that can be made in advance — and it gets better with every re-heating. It […]