The Comforts of a Cooking List

Turns out, they’re inspiring, too

A handwritten list of “Culinary Desires” and a pen on a woven rug next to a calendar turned to the January page.
Photo: Sara Cagle

My cooking list lives on my fridge, and I can already tell that it will be one of my greatest joys of the new year.

A cooking list by Sokoh’s daughter. Photo: Ozoz Sokoh

Recipe developer Holly Haines said she creates according to her mood, which makes her everyday experiments like smoked duck sotanghon and crab hand rolls even more impressive.

Freelance food and travel writer. Living in LA and usually thinking about Italy. Work at and food pics @caglecooks

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