What I’m cooking this weekend.


Here are a few outrageously delicious recipes that I keep returning to, and plan to return to again this weekend.  Tried (and in some cases, tried and tried and tried) and true.

Try them yourself and let me know what you think.

Happy weekend!


Kathleen Claiborne's Hot Cakes:  I first heard of these in a New York Times article about the weekend activities of Paul LeClerc, the president of the New York Public Library.  The pancake recipe is from Craig Claiborne's mother.  Mr. LeClerc said they were the "best pancakes I've ever had in my life", and I absolutely agree.  A staple on Sunday mornings in our house.

David Chang's Momofuku Napa Cabbage Kimchi:  I could not put down the Momofuku cookbook from the first time I opened it.  Somewhat surprisingly, since I hadn't had much experience with Korean ingredients, and primarily decided to check out the book simply because Chang and I went to the same culinary school.  But I have found the book to be full of accessible inspiration, and incredibly delicious recipes.  I am going to make the Bo Ssäm feast (also in the cookbook) for six friends who are coming up from the city for the weekend in a bit, and this kimchi, after it ferments for a while, will be a stunning accompaniment.

Jacques Torres' Chocolate Chip Cookies:  Chef Torres also happens to be one of the deans of where I went to culinary school, so unwittingly it will be an FCI weekend all around.  I made a big batch of these earlier this week after my husband sounded particularly frazzled on the phone during a work day, with the intension of not only having the house smell like warm cookies when he got home (um, when did I become June Cleaver?), but also to bring a significant portion to our awesome neighbors/sheep-sitters across the street.  Well, let's just say they are so good that I am not only making them for a second time in one week, but they have yet to make it across the street.


One response to “What I’m cooking this weekend.”

  1. Sarah Schroeder says:

    My girls helped me make these cookies this weekend! Wow, they are amazing and well worth the wait. I just sat down to get some work done and devoured three of them in minutes. SO YUMMY – this will def. be our go to chocolate chip cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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Catie Baumer Schwalb is a chef, food writer and photographer, who splits her life between the city and the country. Not too long ago Catie was a New York City based actress and playwright for more than a decade. She has her Master of Fine Arts from the National Theater Conservatory, and her Grand Diplôme in classic culinary arts from the French Culinary Institute in New York City. ... Read More

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