• Chicken Tamales

    Order Your Indigo House Tamales

    Once upon a time in Los Angeles, in those far off days called ‘the sixties’, I persuaded (chivvied, nagged, bullied) my friend Lorraine to help me make 40 dozen tamales a week in my kitchen in Silver Lake. And it…

  • Macaroni at Monticello

    I’m so excited to have a piece in the Eating Well February issue under the editorship of Dr. Jessica Harris. www.eatingwell.com

  • This year… A Virtual Juneteenth at Montpelier

    Juneteenth became a state holiday in Texas in 1980, and a number of other states subsequently followed suit. It is the oldest known celebration honoring the end of slavery in the United States. When I was growing up in immediately…

  • 13 vegetable soup

    In Which We Create A 13 Vegetable Soup

    Someone asked me for the recipe and I’m glad to share my method but you will notice that this is more a detailed guide than a traditional recipe. I do that because some basics (like many soups) are best learned…