Faneuil Hall/Quincy Marketplace – Boston

The last time I was in Boston, I was 10 or 11 years old.  I remember very little about the experience.  So, when I made the decision to go to graduate school at Boston University, I knew I wanted to spend some time getting to know the city before I move. My trip to Boston…

Katie’s Restaurant – New Orleans

This is my final post about my time in New Orleans.  I am actually heading home from New York today, so my posts are a bit behind my activities.  I guess that’s what happens when you’re busy exploring.  Even though I have so much to say about Boston before I move on to New York,…

Cajun Food Delight

I found myself in the heart of Cajun country.  I have long had an admiration for “Cajun” food, or at least the versions that have been presented to me in the North.  When I knew I was coming to Louisiana, I was excited to get my hands (and stomach) on some Cajun specialties.  In the…

Red Fish Grill -New Orleans

What a wonderful time to be exploring this vast country!  I have three months left of work before I get ready to move to Boston.  I decided I needed something to get me through these last few months, so I planned myself an epic getaway. Over the next week or so, you can expect to…

Pasta Primavera

It has finally started to feel like spring in DC.  The cherry blossoms have bloomed; the sun has mostly decided to make its presence known; outdoor happy hours and brunch are popping back up.  Since it finally feels appropriate, I wanted to make something springy for our family dinner this past Sunday. Here enters pasta…

Maiale al latte con torta rustica

This post is devoted to the culinary skills of my best friend, Chris (with sous-chef Andrew).  Chris is an excellent cook.  We work well together in the kitchen, which is a vast improvement from our first few times cooking together all those years ago.  Chris and I have different cooking style and different tastes in…

Catie Cooks is Moving!

I have exciting news to share with you all.  Catie Cooks is moving to Boston! I have spent a ton of time considering this big decision, and I could not be more thrilled about my choice. Thanks to my dear friend, Anthony, for the gorgeous photo of my future city.  You can follow him on Instagram…