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!



Sometimes, I just like to toot somebody’s horn. And sometimes, I feel peevish and grumpy. Restaurant reviews are a good place to exercise these human-dramas on a small-scale—though I’m happy to report that the eating always precedes the judging.

When I’m not cooking at home, I like to see what other people are inventing and how they’re presenting it. Below are reviews of mostly favorites, from Houston, New York and other cities I love.

Citrus Avocado & Walnut Salad - Feb 8, 2012 - Read Review >>

Reclaiming America, Bite by Bite - Jun 10, 2009 - Read Review >>

Tiny Boxwoods - May 20, 2009 - Read Review >>

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