Hi. I’m Isabel, I cook and scribble. I make a lot of food and do a lot of writing, and Bread & Courage is what I have to show for it. It started as a simple food blog called TASTE but evolved into something more—a place where I express my love of food, community and the environment. Thanks for spending some time here—and be in touch!

 




Crisps and Tarts

Plum and Walnut Galette

Plum and Walnut Galette

Oct 04, 2010

I really like a late summer plum. We’re into fall now, but still on the cusp, and stone fruit gets better and better from now until its dearth. I made a rustic plum galette recently, which is a nice way of saying that I made a dessert with permissibly crumpled edges and uneven folds. Every […]

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostata

Caramelized Onion and Goat Cheese Crostata

Dec 10, 2009

Last weekend, we feasted in the snow. We were drawn to warm foods—spicy shrimp and chorizo soup, a cheesy crostata and maple gingerbread. It was a real winter meal, save for the cherry tomatoes, which begged to be picked up with their winking green stems and shiny red orbs. They looked like tiny Christmas bulbs. […]

Moons of Honey I: Tartine

Moons of Honey I: Tartine

Oct 12, 2009

About midway through my last post and this one, I grew up a little bit. I grew up a lot, actually, more than I ever have in a single day. Who would have thought that putting on a dress, taking a short walk, and eating a piece of cake could be so significant? It seems […]

Blueberry Buckle Cake

Blueberry Buckle Cake

Sep 13, 2009

Waning blueberries are always my  first sign of summer slipping away. I would be sad about it, except that there are so many of my favorite things coming up now, in quantities much larger than I can accommodate… I’m known to overzealously load up on Italian eggplant, heirloom tomatoes, zucchini and basil, so watch out […]

Peach Clafoutis

Peach Clafoutis

Aug 25, 2009

If a peach in the hand is worth ten in the bush, then a few peaches in a Clafoutis are worth the haul of an entire basket. Usually, I’m unable to drive away from a farmer’s market without devouring at least half of the peaches I’ve procured. I arrive at home, appetite spoiled, lips sticky. […]



Twitter Bread and Courage Feed Facebook