roasted orange sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving

I adore sweet potatoes. But those sweet potatoes we ate when I was a kid? (And perhaps you did too?) The canned sweet potatoes baked with brown sugar and marshmallows, an ooey-gooey mess that hardly resembled the vegetable they once were? No thank you. These roasted orange sweet potatoes, with smoked paprika, cumin, and orange zest,…

how this food connects us

Most of my best food experiences come from random happenstance, it seems. Yesterday, while I was buying my daily venti drip coffee for the Chef at the beginning of his shift, I talked to my favorite barista about her lunch. (We talk every day, and we have become friends. It wasn’t as weird as it seems.)…