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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Raw Zucchini Salad with Parrano & Toasted Pine Nuts

Raw Zucchini Salad with Parrano & Toasted Pine Nuts

Aug 18, 2011

Zucchini, summer squash: crunchy, crisp, soft, charred, somewhat sweet, sometimes runny, best salted. I love these things. I hear a lot of people moan about how much is coming out of the ground. Too much, some say. Too much?  I’ve eaten a lot of zucchini this summer, but it feels like our affair just got […]

Autumn Salad

Autumn Salad

Oct 06, 2008

When summer ceases, salads usually wane as well. I am determined to change that. It' s not so hard to do here in Texas, where there are twice as many growing seasons as up North, but last time I was visiting New England I conceived of a great autumnal mix that manages to lay lots […]

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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