trotski & ash
Wednesday February 3, 2010·
There is an incredible power in serving up deliciousness to your friends and watching their faces contort into a look of angry bliss. (You know it - “This is blowing my mind in a way that only a frown can express.”) The lowly flipside of this is being power hungry with no cooking talent - fated to a life as the dinner party guest forever wearing the frown of bliss-content. Such was my life before the banana bread from cooking blog trotski & ash allowed me to taste the sweet, SWEET success of culinary greatness.
That said, to call trotski & ash a blog is about as reductive as a jus (achem). It is a collection of super tasty recipes created by food-loving northsiders Sarah Trotter and Romy Ash. Each recipe is introduced by Ash in a such a way that its story somehow becomes yours, like a beef and mushroom pie perfected through years of hangovers (I knew I loved you before I met you pie). Accompanied by beautiful, vaseline-free food styling by Trotter, it lives far from the alienating wankerville of most cookbooks. These guys make cooking incredible food magical yet achievable; just ask anyone who ate my banana bread.