Monday, May 16, 2011

Thanks for checking in!

For now, please visit for original recipes, pictures, cookbook and recipe reviews, and vegan versions of classics from Gourmet magazine, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and more.

Don't Mess With My Mise is coming soon!

The title is inspired by what I think of as "cook's OCD" - I want to cook in my kitchen with my knives and my favorite mixing bowls and my seasoned cast-iron pan. So what happens when, as a very active cook and food blogger, all that goes away?

I'm relocating to Edinburgh, Scotland, for graduate school, so all I'll have is my beloved chef's knife and whatever I can scrounge up once I get there. The dorm where I'll live has a kitchen, sort of - no cutlery or pots and pans - but I'll have a stove, at least. I'm not sure that hot-plate cuisine is something I'd be willing to attempt.

So, in a departure from my well-equipped and somewhat spoiled norm over at The Vegan Home Chef, this project will be about the pursuit of local flavors, Edinburgh's food culture, and having to live without a kitchen for a while.

Visit in September for pictures and recipes, explorations of local cuisine, artisan ingredients, and weird culture in Edinburgh and beyond.