Dana Slatkin

Cacio e Pepe (Salt and Pepper) Oatmeal

You’ve probably noticed I’ve been offline for a spell. I took a much-needed break to celebrate a milestone birthday for my husband, which he wanted to spend traveling with our family. While in London, walking along Bermondsey Street, an urban-cool corner of East London where hipster coffee shops share the sidewalk with superb Italian restaurants and the cutting-edge White Cube Gallery, I had a revelation. As most of you know, I started this blog in 2009, just after my cookbook, Summertime Anytime (Clarkson Potter, 2008), was published. With a newborn and two adolescents under my roof, I was hungering for connectivity. I wrote about what I was cooking, eating, and craving. You shared my adventures at the farmers market and in the kitchen. … [Read more...]

Introducing…Cozy Fall Cooking with the Beverly Hills Farmgirl!

The Edible Farmers Market - SOLD OUT Thursday, September 18 10 am – noon Do you love going to your farmers market but have no idea what to cook once you get home? Let the Farmgirl show you how to turn the freshest finds into a weeknight feast! Menu highlights: Still Life in Salad (you’ll never think of salads the same way again); Seared Market Fish with Mushroom Tapenade and Mustard- Caper Herb Sauce; Shredded Zucchini with Scallions, Parmesan and Chile; Ten-Minute Berry Buckwheat Cobbler (whole-grain, gluten-free and refined sugar-free!) $140 per guest 2-hour class includes recipes, lunch, and a donation to a local charity If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please e-mail Dana here.   Fall Vegetarian … [Read more...]

Apple Custard Gratin

winning recipe - apple custard

Announcing the winner of our February Cooking Contest! This last contest, in which I asked you to share a recipe for someone you adore, drew the Farmgirl's biggest response ever. There were cupcakes, bread puddings, tarts, chocolate French toast, a very memorable asparagus pesto, dumplings, and even a three-course dinner. I loved hearing your stories and getting to taste your delicious cooking. Thank you to every one of you who entered the contest. It was a very close call! In the end, I chose Hidemi Walsh’s Apple Custard Gratin because of its warm, comforting flavors; simplicity (it took me 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes in the oven); and originality. It didn't hurt that my kids gobbled up three batches in two days, including … [Read more...]