Culinary Tips

raw cook dough

Vegan Cookie Dough

I was that kid who went right for the spoon after mom baked cookies–raw cookie dough did it for me more than the baked goods. And now that I’m an adult, I can make cookie dough just for the sake snacking on it raw instead of sneaking away with the […]

Fine Cooking's Feta Dill Dip

Warm Brie and Fig Dip

This recipe is inspired by a refreshing cheese dip I remember testing when I worked at Fine Cooking’s test kitchen. Feta cheese and Greek yogurt make the dip extra creamy, while the dill brightens it. Take a look here. My brie and fig dip is also cheese based, but is […]

summer gazpacho

Summer Gazpacho

Gazpacho was one of the first recipes I learned in culinary school. It’s not very involved, it’s quickly prepared, and best of all, it is absolutely delicious. Or maybe it was because it’s so darn hot down in Panama and this soup is refreshing. Either way, gazpacho is a great weeknight […]