I have a handful of regular breakfast options in my rotation, but one of my favorites is what I call “Turkish Breakfast,” which is inspired by the hotel breakfast we had during our stay last year in Istanbul. It’s not only flavorful and satisfying, but quite nutritious!
Whenever possible, I like to know where my food comes from, on both a geographical and personal level. Personal, as in whose hard work do I have to thank for the tasty, nutritious foods on my plate. Last week, I was fortunate to be able to take that behind-the-scenes look at the California Walnut harvest.
I love walnuts and eat them pretty much every day, partly because they are delicious and versatile, but also because they are rich in the plant-based omega-3 fatty acid alpha linolenic acid, or ALA. As with other omega-3s, ALA is extremely healthy, but it’s also a more fragile oil. In other words, it can go rancid easily if not stored properly. Here’s what you need to know.
My interest in the chickpea flour, water and olive oil pancake known as socca peaked when we were planning our first-ever trip to the south of France. Socca is popular not just in southern France and Italy. The traditional—and best—way to cook it is in a wood-fired oven (mobile or otherwise), but you can easily make do with your home oven using a skillet or pizza pan.