By Jenn de la Vega | My original writing, GIFs and artwork.

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Crunchwrap


A Salad, a Condiment, a Sandwich Filling

July 13, 2018<p>A Salad, a Condiment, a Sandwich Filling<p>By: Photos: Sarah Keough<p><b>Like sauerkraut and Indian pickle, Filipino atchara started out as a way</b> …

Food Preservation

Ribs with Red Wine Barbecue Sauce

Cooking ribs in an Instant Pot allows you to reach fall-off-the-bone goodness in under an hour. Cover them with this red wine barbecue sauce for a …


Fluffy Peach Cobbler

This fluffy and flaky peach cobbler quickly comes together in an Instant Pot. Top with a white wine whipped cream and everyone will come back for …



Setting the Rules of Wedding Catering on Fire

May 30, 2018<p>Setting the Rules of Wedding Catering on Fire<p>By:<p><b>Wedding traditions are constantly changing and adapting. So why are we still following</b> …

Slow Cookers

Ernest Hemingway's Burger, My Way

Photo by Hanna Elise FureyI had been eyeing Ernest Hemingway's burger recipe in The Paris Review for a long time. It had so many moving parts, it was …

Spoon Over Fork

May 10, 2018<p>Spoon Over Fork<p>By: Photos: Mackenzie Smith<p><b>At the Filipino dinner table, spoons rule over forks and knives. There’s a story.</b><p>As a kid, one …


Whipped Chèvre Tartine with Orange Zest and Mint

Just in time for spring! Lemony goat cheese melds so well with fragrant orange zest and mint on this whipped chèvre tartine

Four Burgers to Win at Grilling Season

It's that time of year when we get ready to fire up the grill and feast under the summer sun. We turn to an award-winning grillmaster for four new …

#MadewithLocalRoots: Mustard Crust Fingerling Potatoes

#MadewithLocalRoots: Marinated Heirloom Tomatoes with Spicy Radish Microgreens

Gossip at the Lumpia Table

April 3, 2018<p>Gossip at the Lumpia Table<p>By: Photos: Sarah Keough<p><b>Communal construction and discord about one of the most ubiquitous party dishes of the</b> …


#MadewithLocalRoots: Fresh as Hell Vegan Burgers

A Vegetarian Table: Kale Salad with Everything Bagel Chips

#MadeWithLocalRoots: Versatile (and Addictive!) Bagna Cauda

#MadeWithLocalRoots: Panigritata aka "Poor Man's Parmesan"

All the Feels (and Foods)

<i>Another version of this piece was originally published in Brooklyn Magazine: The Home and Design Issue, printed Summer 2017, №35. Edited by</i> <i>Sid …

#MadeWithLocalRoots: Pancit Molo aka Filipino Dumpling Soup

#MadeWithLocalRoots: Sumac Onigiri

#MadeWithLocalRoots: Charcuterie and Cheese Snack Jar

#MadeWithLocalRoots: Wedges of Ginger Carrot Salad

A Competitor's Guide to The Takedowns

#MadewithLocalRoots: Food & Finance High School Gala | Food Scrap Strata with Kale Stem Pesto

All Pretty Lettuces Deserve this Yummy Yuzu Dressing

#MadewithLocalRoots: ‘Nduja Compound Butter

A Vegetarian Table: Caramelized Onion and Stilton Galette

Get Jiggy for St. Patrick's Day Brunch

St. Patrick's Day Brunch: Green Gradient Cookies