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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Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

Favorite Thanksgiving Sides

Nov 06, 2010

I’m in St. Louis today, wishing I could stay here for three weeks. My mama-in-law is ready for Thanksgiving: there are lots of little china pilgrims and turkeys and American Indians sitting quietly together on windowsills and bookshelves. It’s almost enough to gloss over the bloody battles and trails of tears. I try not to […]

Spicy Corn Salad

Spicy Corn Salad

Aug 11, 2010

This summer, I’m all about peeling and eating… I hardly bother to cook my corn, it’s so heavenly all by itself. If there’s someone else around I keep my raw cob gnawing under wraps, surreptitiously leaving one ear behind as I boil the others. I can tell mine apart because it is a little paler, […]

Grilled Corn with Spiced Butter

Grilled Corn with Spiced Butter

Jul 27, 2009

Pour warm butter over corn and serve immediately.

Fresh Corn Salad

Fresh Corn Salad

Jul 14, 2009

Though it factors prominently into Michael Pollan' s account of “The Omnivore' s Dilemma,”corn is fast becoming one of my absolute favorite summertime staples—that is, when I avoid it as a super-manipulated, non-perishable additive to my cottage cheese or crackers. I' m reading Pollan' s exquisitely wrought (and terrifying) account of America' s love affair […]

In Love, With Fresh Corn Pancakes

In Love, With Fresh Corn Pancakes

Jul 07, 2009

Buckets of rain / Buckets of tears / Got all them buckets comin’ out of my ears. / Buckets of moonbeams in my hand, / I got all the love, honey baby, / You can stand. I been meek / And hard like an oak / I seen pretty people disappear like smoke. / Friends […]

seared tuna with mango relish and buttered corn

seared tuna with mango relish and buttered corn

Jul 28, 2008

If you' re looking for something quick, light and pretty this combination is a great option for summer. It can be tweaked to serve many or few, and the quick prep-time makes it a worthwhile option, even if yours is the only mouth to feed. I sometimes approach cooking just for myself with something of […]



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