On Learning to Drive in my Twenties

When I was 16 years old, I was blasting Sigur Ros in my headphones and riding the 2 train downtown, instead of getting my driver’s license. My high school offered driving lessons, but only a handful of people signed up — it was expensive and unnecessary — plus, the instructor was potentially a weirdo. The subway took… Read More

The Only Scone Recipe You’ll Ever Need

About once a year, usually around Christmas, I visited my grandmother and spent my days reading on the couch, sprawling out on her carpeted floors, and eating ice cream before lunch. We would chat, talk about shoes, and take trips to the mall, browsing the Clinique section at Macy’s. In the mornings, we would have her homemade scones, which were… Read More

Papardelle Al Pomodoro

This may be my favorite dish of all times — fresh, toothy pasta with sweet, buttery tomato sauce. If my happy place were in a food, it’d be smack in the middle of this.   The ingredients are simple and few: 1 28 ounce can Italian San Marzano canned tomatoes 1 yellow onion 5 tablespoons butter salt &… Read More