“Recipes, photographs, and a bunch of F-bombs” — One of my favorite descriptions of all time. Created by Chicago-based photographer Lucy Hewitt and writer/baker Rachel Adams, DinnerWasDelicious.com is a non-pretentious cook-a-thon well worth following.
Describe your cooking style in three words: Real f*&king good.
What’s your signature dish? We’re probably best known for our Malört Cake or Lentil Soup but in our real lives, Rachel’s signature dish is definitely her Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken and Lucy’s pretty famous for her Breakfast Tacos.
What do you think is the most underrated ingredient? Butter. It never gets the respect it deserves, but it can totally make or break a dish. Pastured, cultured, local, stored-on-the-counter and unsalted, please!
What’s the best cooking advice you’ve ever received? It’s hardly cooking advice, but it totally applies: Ira Glass’ advice to creatives about making lots of work to get through the period where your skills don’t meet up with your taste, is how we both became proficient in the kitchen. Just cook. Cook everything. Make crappy dishes. Get super experimental for the sake of experimental. Burn stuff but use it to teach yourself how your kitchen works, what flavors you like, how to recover when sh%t goes bad, and how to use all sorts of ingredients.
If you could share a meal with anyone in history who would it be? We’re trying to figure out if we should lean intellectual and go Gertrude Stein, or be super honest and say Amy Poehler because we’re just, flat out, obsessed.
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