I have realized my complete dependence on Whole Foods

Whoa. Louisiana is known for its great food -and it really is fantastic- but while I was in Lake Charles, I realized just how dependent I have become on the variety and selection Whole Foods offers. There was no

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Gruyère or celery root to be found, for example. While these are, of course, not must-haves in daily life, for someone who loves to cook with a multiplicity of gourmet-ish items, I felt deprived. When Oliver and I got home yesterday, one of the first things we did was grab T and head out to the market. Bliss. I’m still thinking about how much I enjoyed that summer squash gratin last night. I’m coming for you soon, squash; it’s almost lunch.

Tonight I’m noodling on this mustard- and panko-crusted turkey cutlet with watermelon-tomato salad recipe as well as one for grilled Halloumi with watermelon and basil-mint oil. Anytime you can grill cheese is just good. You should always go for it. Mmmm…