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Ann Kaufman

Ann Kaufman is an emotional food enthusiast who writes about food at Grits & Chopsticks. When she's not writing about food, she's caring for her two young children, lawyering and thinking about her next meal.

Blood Orange Polenta Cake

This Blood Orange Polenta Cake is a true pleasure. Easy to make, easy to decorate, and easy to eat. The end result is a nutty, zesty cake with tons of flavor packed into a very simple, dense dessert.

Spring Strawberry Cake Roll

Slathered with fresh strawberry whipped cream, this Spring Strawberry Cake Roll is perfect for parties and welcoming a new season.

12 Must-Try London Foods

London may not be top on your list of food cities, but after reading this you might change your mind. While the scene is ever-changing, here are a few favorite restaurants and dishes right now.

French Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Dressing

This French carrot salad made of shredded carrots, parsley and tossed in a vinegary dressing is delightful. The crunchy carrots woven with fresh, grassy parsley just brings life and light to the table. It’s filling, yet not too heavy.

Lemon Curd Bread

A sweet, yeasted bread is filled with cream cheese and a tart lemon curd filling. A bright bread perfect with black coffee.

Grilled Kofta Skewers with Mint Sauce

Similar to a Mediterranean-spiced meatball these grilled delights are made with a combination of lamb, beef, mint and cumin that can easily be tucked into a pita or served over a bed of greens.