A Korean barbecue-inspired marinade that can kick it with tacos or chicken wings

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 a meal when I get home. So I eat out, … Continue reading A Korean barbecue-inspired marinade that can kick it with tacos or chicken wings

LBT: What’s 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 Bacon Larrisa Tomato. So I thought I might share a quick … Continue reading LBT: What’s behind the name

The permanence of print — and why you should read cookbooks in a digital age

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 interviewed Francis Lam, an award-winning food writer, who had this … Continue reading The permanence of print — and why you should read cookbooks in a digital age