The Restaurant Industry Is Structured on Racism. This Nonprofit Wants to Rebuild It.

Illustration by Carlos Luciano

The Restaurant Workers Community Fund gained prominence for providing financial relief to service workers during COVID-19. Now it wants to create a racially just system.

Since the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurant workers have been deemed essential — perhaps not officially by local authorities, but certainly by consumers, who continued to want the convenience of meals prepared and brought to them by someone else. Without substantial support from the government, the chefs, waiters, dishwashers, bartenders, and grocery store clerks that make up the food industry were pushed to work in hazardous conditions. Choices for many were limited: keep working, get paid, and risk getting sick or stay home, lose income, and possibly be fired.

With support sparse as it was, one organization swooped in to fill the gaps: The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation, a nonprofit created by industry veterans. The foundation, which first took … Read more

Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits are a heavenly addition to any dinner table! These light and fluffy southern biscuits are quick and easy to throw together and they freeze great if you want to make them ahead!

There is no better way to round out dinner than with some kind of hot, fresh bread! Some of our other favorites are Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread or Jalapeno Cornbread.

angel biscuits in a bowl with a striped linen napkin

Fluffy Angel Biscuits

If you have never tried or even heard of angel biscuits, you are in for a treat! They are almost a cross between classic biscuits and a dinner roll, thanks to the addition of yeast, which helps both with flavor and lifting the biscuits to new heights!

We love serving these as a side with soups, salads, or all kinds of dinner ideas. They are amazing split open and buttered with a drizzle of honey. Or use them to make the best sandwiches … Read more

The Pastry Revolution Will Be Instagrammed

Karla Subero Pittol cuts into a pie at her Chainsaw pop-up bakery | Wonho Frank Lee/Eater

Instagram pop-up bakeries are a surprisingly exciting product of the pandemic. Nowhere are they more thrilling than in Los Angeles.

“I used to say I hate making cakes,” Hannah Ziskin says. Now, slices of her slab cakes sell out in minutes, and people drive across Los Angeles for whole cakes in blood orange and carrot, crowned with minimalist flourishes of buttercream and delicate edible flower petals. She wasn’t supposed to be baking for a living anymore. But, as with so much, the pandemic upended everything.

When Ziskin, a pastry chef with a long resume in San Francisco, moved to Los Angeles in the fall of 2018, she thought she was done with the restaurant industry and its long hours, low pay, and casual harassment. She even learned to code. But when a chef she … Read more

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Fresh Asparagus that is grilled gives you char marks and a smoky flavor that is amazing! Within minutes you have tender asparagus coated in parmesan and garlic that will become a family favorite!
My favorite part about grilling is cooking vegetables on the grill. Bacon Wrapped, Asparagus Fries or Roasted are some of my favorite Asparagus recipes.

Grilled Asparagus

I absolutely love grilled asparagus. The smoky flavor and charred edges are the best part! This asparagus recipe was one of the first recipes on the blog. We make it almost every single time that we grill. It is quick and easy and cooks within minutes along side of your meat on the grill.
I have made this recipe countless times since posting it almost 3 years ago! But the pictures definitely needed an update. I think it is safe to say I have gotten better with my photography over the
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Belgian Waffles

Perfect Belgian Waffles that are crisp on the outside and light and fluffy in the middle. This tried and true recipe is our family’s favorite!

Waffles make a fabulous breakfast on their own for sure. But add it to Eggs, Bacon or the Best Breakfast Casserole for an amazing breakfast or brunch.

Stacked belgian waffles with berries and cream.

Authentic Belgian Waffles Recipe

I’ve tried many other homemade waffle recipes over the years—ones I’ve made myself, or eaten at friends’ houses, and I’ve never found a recipe that compares to this one! I’ve made them a thousand times, and I love that they’re now a favorite with my own family.

The trick to making light and fluffy waffles is in separating the egg yolks and whites. The egg whites get beaten separately, till they form stiff peaks. You will then fold into the batter at the end. This creates the fabulous crispy outside and super cloud like … Read more