Today, though the economy’s still not great, we’re all breathing a little easier, spending a bit more, and are back out at restaurants. Not to say that there’s no longer a need for budget-friendly recipes. I still cook at home most nights and strive to create the same fabulous dishes that I shared with you all on The Recession Cookbook. But I’m ready to move on from the negative associations of the recession and move towards something new and exciting.
Which brings me to reason number two: I’ve launched a new blog! The Yellow Table (named after my beautiful yellow family-heirloom table, pictured above) will have the same simple, healthy, delicious, affordable recipes, but it will be focused less on penny-pinching and more on fresh, seasonal ingredients.
Beyond great recipes, this blog delves a bit more into my philosophy of “living life around the table.” I love the idea of making the table (rather than the TV!) the center of the home, as a place to tell stories, exchange ideas, laugh, and build relationships. Food is the connector, but the table is where the magic happens.
In addition, there will be a great “how-to” section that will teach you useful cooking techniques like how to roast a whole fish, or how to make your own vinaigrettes. And tasty tidbits from my travels–photos, recipes, and insider tips on where to stay and eat.
Bye, bye Recession Cookbook…it’s been an amazing journey. Hello Yellow Table…let the dinner party begin!