that’s a Dietary Restriction, my friends!
Okay, I'm probably WAY out of line here, but because I love you like a daughter (or maybe at my advanced age like a grand-daughter), I would like some reassurance that you have landed on your feet after this CNN+ debacle. I trust you had a clause in your contract that in the "unlikely" event of a cancellation you would be owd an obscene amount of money. More important, when will we see your much deserved cooking or food-related TV show?
Your best post to date. And that’s saying something. It was exciting to read. You are the It Girl. Thanks for sharing your brilliance. ❤️
The very idea of inviting round folks in 2022 has made me weary. Thanks for perking up my hosting instincts with yummy offerings.
So love the way you approach food, Alison! My best meals over the past few years are due to you!
This Brothy Beans note made me laugh out loud (and I'm back in person in the office): YIELD — serves one person for at least two weeks. Question for the "bean enthusiast": how do you ensure the beans you buy are not old? Is there a brand (store shelf type) that is generally better than others? Something to look for through the clear plastic?
Already forwarded this one to friends. Thank you for this great list!
Maybe the chickpeas are the "sleeper hit" of Nothing Fancy because they are omitted from the Index??
What a joy giving sides the main event status!
This was very good to have in my back pocket! I love your meat, pasta dishes and make them over and over!
This was very nice of you. Also, thank you for addressing the issue of lactose intolerance. Hopefully, your sponsor, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, will bring their Lactose-Free version that they sell in UK territories and Canada to U.S. soon so I can make your cheesecake.
I'm into this. My husband is harder to convince, as he is 100% all about a leg of lamb on the grill (arg me is caveman!!). I've recently bought Jenny Rosenstrach's great book "Weekday Vegetarians" and she has lots of ideas for small plates mix ups and add ins.
Oh wow this came at the exact right time! I'm planning the first dinner party in a new home with a few friends, one of which is vegetarian. I'm weirdly stumped what to serve (although my favourite foods are vegetables). I was thinking castelvetrano olives with citrus and labne dip to start, a zingy green salad and.... then I'm a bit stumped! Maybe gnocchi with asparagus something something?
With multiple dietary restricted family members and friends, this list will be precious to me. So many great ideas! Thank you.