In Vancouver we basically have two seasons: wet and dry. Now that we’re heading into the wet season, I find myself craving comfort foods: hearty stews, creamy casseroles, and satisfying soups. My comfort food craving combined with my want to cook more seafood at home led me to a Batali recipe for zuppa di pesce, or fish soup.
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With the massive amount of home cooking I’ve been doing, I really haven’t been out to each much in the last little bit. Even when we have gone out, it’s been for sushi or izakaya food. We hardly ever go out for Italian food here in Vancouver, just because the majority of Italian restaurants are of the all-you-can-eat giant plate variety.
Fish is one of those things that I always vow I’ll cook more of. The other day I had a fabulous miso black cod at my favourite sushi joint and it was so good I was inspired to make it at home. Black cod is buttery, rich and silky.
Summertime is perfect for those long lazy meals spent lingering at the table, wanting to eat one more bite, but fearing that you’ll burst if you do. Salad rolls are the best summer meal for this, just because you’re eating at your own pace and rolling your own rolls. There isn’t much prep work, just a few minutes at the stove and a couple more washing and rinsing vegetables and you’re good to go.
I’m just getting back into cooking from Momofuku and I’m finding that the tiny dishes from Ko are perfect for hot summer days where I don’t want to eat anything at all.