Two casual yet inspired chefs, we come here to share our tricks and our inspiration with each other, and anyone else who may care to join. After all, what is written is not quite as easily forgotten as a recipe heard over a cell phone in the middle of rush hour on 7th Avenue.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Who are we? We are mother and daughter, living our lives in suburban Massachusetts and in New York City, cooking our pleasure in our separate kitchens, and sharing it with each other over cell phone conversations. The cutting board is our palette, the kitchen - our studio, where we create the quick and the decadent, healthy and sinful eats. Cooking for us is a rite to make and re-make anew that elusive smell and taste that makes home homelike, that evokes good memories, and makes our significant others happy; it is also a way to express ourselves, to convey the mood of the day and the glimmer of the soul into creative bursts of culinary imagination. Our recipes are inspired by the contents of the fridge, by chefs like Jacques Pepin and Julia Child, by the weather, by childhood reminiscences, by traditional Russian foods, and by our busy schedules. As we slice and mince, stew and fry, knead and whip, we create a connection to the generations that stretch behind us to a line of bakers in the pre-revolutionary Russia.