We are completely thrilled to be finalists in Saveur’s annual best food blog awards, in the writing category, and we would love, love, love it if you guys voted for Pen & Palate. Voting closes this Wednesday, April 9th. You have to register, but we promise it only takes 10 seconds! Just click here! And you get to choose a cute avatar. (I chose cake. Tram chose knives.) We’d be very grateful for your support. Thanks!
-Lucy and Tram
For those of you who are new to the blog, here are some of our favorite posts from the archives:
How to Start a Grease Fire
Spanish Tortilla Sandwich
Vietnamese Coffee Panna Cotta
Spinach and Cheese Empanadas
It’s Only a Lobster
Linguine with Slow-Roasted Tomatoes
illustration: tram nguyen
Lately I’ve had a lot of deadlines, which means I’ve been giving myself a lot of leeway in the “eating like a functional adult human” department. I have this tendency, when I’m stressed out by work, to let everything else – cooking, sleeping, making my hair look nice, fulfilling other basic obligations – go by the wayside. During these trying times you can usually find me in my bed with my laptop and my cat, wearing my kimono, and eating takeout pad thai.