I hosted a Marathon Brunch on Sunday and when I was trying to decide what to cook for a crowd I turned, as I have at times like this for the better part of the last decade, to Smitten Kitchen, the accessible, neverfail cooking blog that Deb Perelman runs out of her East Village kitchen. This spinach and cheese strata was just the ticket– I assembled the whole thing on Saturday night, threw it in the oven when guests arrived, and I didn’t have to miss any of the runners going by. Whether you’re already a devotee or you’ve yet to discover Perelman’s delicious, unintimidating recipes and totally relatable writing style, you should consider seeing her on Friday night at Books Are Magic, where she’ll be talking about her latest cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day, with well-known style and mommy blogger Joanna Goddard. The event is free and starts at 7:30pm.
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