A few weeks ago, I met my friend April for a birthday dinner at Farmer Brown in San Francisco. They're known for down-home style soul food and a festive atmosphere — seriously, it's like going to a party at someone's house. Neither April nor I ordered the jambalaya, but another friend did, and we both ended up having food envy. We thought about planning another trip out but figured it would be more fun to make it ourselves. So I pulled out my trusty copy of Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything, rounded up my ingredients, and made a delicious feast. To see how you can do it at home — it's really simple, but does take a bit of time and planning — read more
A few weeks ago, I met my friend April for a birthday dinner at Farmer Brown in San Francisco.