So here's what happened: We ordered a Hemsley + Hemsley spiralizer (exclusive to goop here in the U.S.) to test their noodle pot recipes, and then we fell hard for the kitchen contraption. It offers all the joys of pasta, with none of the guilt: We made perfectly tender yet crunchy zucchini linguine, butternut squash for roasting, sweet potatoes for curly fries, and carrots, beets, and zucchini for salads.
Last week, chef (and great man) Mario Batali challenged me to raise awareness and money for the NYC Food Bank by trying to live on $29 dollars for the week (what low income families on SNAP are trying to survive on).
Eggs are awesome. They’re cheap, they’re packed with protein and healthy fat, and throwing one on top of pretty much anything makes pretty much anything better. But there's an art to cooking eggs—ever noticed how some people's scrambled eggs are insane while others are inedible, or how hard it is to get the right boiled egg consistency? Here's a goop tutorial, along with some really important information about buying eggs, including what those labels on the cartons actually mean.
When a good friend asked for some dining room chair suggestions, it seemed like a simple task. But it's weirdly difficult to find ones that are both comfortable and aesthetically appealing. So we asked a few of our favorite interior designers for the ones they think look good. And because many of these (don’t we all want a set of original Jean Prouvé Standard Chairs?) require a second mortgage, we dug around for some great affordable options, too. (Though for that, hats off to Jessica Marx, who found a pretty stunning option for under $200.)
Moon Juice is magic. Like, real magic. When it first launched in 2011, it was pretty stealth about this fact: The fresh-pressed juices were some of the more delicious ones in LA, and the nut milks were outrageously good, sure, but over the years the concept has become strikingly unique. For one, the founder, Amanda Chantal Bacon is a bad-a$* entrepreneur and single mom who built her business from the ground up. But she is also other-worldly: She literally glows from within, making any encounter with her, an "I'll have what she's having moment." For the past few years, Amanda's been hard at work developing an extensive line of healing and really, really obscure (and rad) dusts, powders, and other concoctions that are unlike anything else out there (pearl powder anyone?). Don’t know what Mucuna, Ho Shou Wu, and Brain Dust are? Neither did we, so we asked her to come over and show us how to use them: We had a blast learning about their healing powers while making some seriously delicious drinks and chocolates.
Kids are prolific artists, and while we love each and every one of their masterpieces, they can pile up to the point where the refrigerator, bulletin board, and playroom walls can’t accommodate anything else. Here, some ways to showcase the jewels—and archive the rest.