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!

 




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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Jan 12, 2011

My friend Mark, dear, amazing Mark, is the gentleman behind the best-ever gingersnaps. He is also the man who discovered this incredible batter, which comes straight from the pages of Saveur. This recipe is the one I make when I need to make an impression. Since carrot cake seems relatively innocuous, nobody thinks you’re being […]

Carrot Ginger Soup with Miso Tahini

Carrot Ginger Soup with Miso Tahini

Nov 29, 2010

Recently, I had a chill. Last Sunday, I believe it was. I may have behaved a bit badly on Saturday and warranted it. But whether it was the inklings of an illness, or just a bit of a post-champagne grog, I’ll never know: the soup I made that day cleared all of my troubles away. […]

Maple Walnut Carrot Cake

Maple Walnut Carrot Cake

Sep 26, 2009

I am predisposed to love September. There’s no better season than the onset of fall, I say, with its cool currents slipping in under the warm air; the sound of geese squeaking in the morning, shuttering in their bulbous bodies before they decide to fly away. And nothing beats wild grapes along the side of […]

White Bean Purée With Garlic and Rosemary

White Bean Purée With Garlic and Rosemary

Aug 20, 2009

There’s something about carrots in the summertime that brings out the bean lover in me. So while I’m on the subject of my favorite legume dishes, let me recall a classic for any season: Cannellini bean dip with garlic, rosemary and a hint of lemon. White beans—bum bum bumbumbum, you make my heart sing. You […]

Roasted Carrots

Roasted Carrots

Nov 17, 2008

Carrots are one of my favorite vegetables to roast because they always turn out well—especially if you don' t burn them. But even so, the sweet starchiness can withstand being a bit brown around the edges. Another absolutely delightful carrot-charistic is that they don' t get juicy when you bake them, as often occurs with […]

midtown farmer's market

midtown farmer's market

Apr 28, 2008

On Saturday morning we went to the Mid-Town farmer’s market hosted at T’afia restaurant, where chef Monica Pope brings local Texas food to the table. Only local. No toms from Chile or China. This means a menu that depends on the sunshine of the day before. It’s my favorite place in the city. You can […]



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