The Simple Spatula

Month: February, 2012

Kinfolk – Brooklyn

A Kinfolk dinner is an enchanting gathering. There’s a mystique about the aesthetic that I can’t quite put my finger on and a bit of hush and wonder in the air. An easy stillness amongst the group and feeling like those of us inside the green walls share something that can’t be detected on the [...]


On Saturday I cooked a real meal. From start to finish. I didn’t just steam vegetables or eat a hardboiled egg while standing at the kitchen counter. Instead, I chopped herbs, turned bread into bread crumbs, and ground pork and beef. I popped the tops off several jars of home-canned tomatoes and chicken stock. Both [...]