When Is A Pizza Not A Pizza?

When it’s a piece of cake! Lori showed us that pizza is not so scary; that in a few simple steps, you can have a bona fide feast. Round these parts, she’s known as pizza girl. At least, that’s what I call her affectionately because we both share a great love of the stuff, from … Read more

Food I ate in Paris

I went to Paris this spring with mein Mutter. I got to eat whatever I wanted, so this is what I ate. I liked my food so much that I drew it in a tiny notebook that says “Le carnet du marche” on it, which I bought in an art museum that looks like a … Read more

Dinner Starts With Four Leaves

I promise I dont do this often. But over the weekend the Marion Garden exploded into such a wonderful jungle of edible greens, I couldn’t help but take just four leaves for dinner. Maybe you’re smarter than me and can identify the specific varietals. All I know is: In a quick stir fry of ginger, … Read more

The Best Nuts Of 2011 (So Far)

Snackability 1. peanut* 2. almond 3. cashew   Likeability 1. cashew 2. almond 3. pistachio   Texture 1. brazil nut 2. cashew 3. peanut   Snob Appeal 1. pistachio 2. almond 3. hazelnut   In Dessert 1. pistachio 2. macadamia 3. pecan   Honorable mention Pine nut for versatility Walnut for perseverence   Please note … Read more

Oh, The Joys Of Campfire Cuisine

In our most recent zine, I wrote about the art of campfire cooking. There’s oh so much to be said about it, and maybe I’ll save that for a later date. For now, I’ll share something I made this weekend, on an overnight hike through Elizabeth Furnace in George Washington National Park. (Who needs food, … Read more

FFTW: A Sunday Ritual

FFTW is a term that Malaka and I use occasionally in texts. It means “food for the week” and it’s something we make almost every Sunday. Lately, I’ve been trying to do it on a shoestring budget — which can be hard if you’re conscientious about getting enough produce in your diet. This past Sunday … Read more

BYT’s photos of our ice cream party

Big thanks to Julian Vu and Kimberly Cadena for taking these awesome photos at the Runcible Spoon Issue 5 Ice Cream Social for Brightest Young Things. The photos are fresh, delicious and fabulous — and certainly make our little shindig look like the place to be. You can look at all the pictures here, but … Read more

Guess what’s inside our freezer?

Ice cream for Thursday’s launch party! Daniel O’Brien of Seasonal Pantry, a new neighborhood food store near Mt. Vernon Square, donated loads and loads of his homemade, gourmet ice cream to The Runcible Spoon. In case you don’t remember Daniel, we wrote about his sausage CSA (yep, you heard that right!) in Issue 3.   … Read more

Nice Nice Nice!

Alison Baitz, one of our “enthusiastic” food writers, is a freelancer for many publications and blogs, including Refinery 29, an online global fashion news magazine. She gave us a big mention in a piece called “Throw Back! Zines to Flip Through,” a collection of the best new zines of 2011. Thanks Alison, you da bomb. … Read more

Fotos from our piknik

Over the weekend, we had our Super Secret Popup Picnic. Runcible Spoon fans and friends gathered at Dupont Circle to eat and make merry, and I think it was a success! There were tea sandwiches and bocce ball, giveaways and cello music, girls in lipstick and boys in stripes. Thanks to you our picnic participants, … Read more