twelve angry shrimp

Sink your teeth into these chimichurri shrimp tacos and you’ll taste flavors somewhat sweet and sour yet bright and herbaceous. With a bit of cilantro, radish and spring greens, I created layers that burst with lemon, pepper and bitterness, respectively. For texture, a fried shallot offered a note of savory, yet sweet crispiness, and a […]

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from Korea, with love

I’m sure you’re not surprised that I spend a lot of time cooking at home. I do write a food blog, after all. But it hasn’t always been that way. Like most people, I cycle through periods when my work-life balance skewed more toward the former and I feel too busy or tired to prepare […]

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lbt: behind the name

As I sat on the couch the other night, editing photos my sister Sam and I took for the LBT blog logo, she asked, “Why larrisa bacon tomato?” She’s not the first to ask. Some people noticed the connection to the much-beloved BLT and wondered why I didn’t follow the initials for a name like […]

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the permanence of print

A couple of weeks ago, the Huffington Post published an article about why you should still buy cookbooks. The piece examines the evolution of cookbooks in the digital age, in which many home cooks have turned to blogs and websites like mine for recipes. After all, they’re convenient and free. So why should you invest in a cookbook? HuffPost […]

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