Avatar the Last Airbender: Air Nomads: Chocolate Oreo Pie

January 15, 2016

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking (refrigerating?): Lost in my Bedroom by Sky Ferreira The Air Nomads. Interestingly their title describes the people rather than a sovereign state. If you hadn’t guessed from the anime’s title, the main character is an air bender, the last one in fact. Talk about an endangered species. The air nomads were peaceful monks. Stately beings in touch with their spiritual selves….


Avatar the Last Airbender Recipes: Earth Kingdom Meat n’ Taters

January 6, 2016

  By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Scraping Up The Pieces, by Twin Forks The Earth Kingdom, strong and proud. Not a nation, not a tribe, but a kingdom. It screams regality and authority. For this recipe I knew I needed something hearty. What could truly speak to the earth? Immediately I thought of potatoes. Potato in French is pomme de terre, literally translating to “apple from…


Veggie Roll-Ups

December 31, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Circles, by Soul Coughing The holidays are here! Every street is lit with green and red, jingle bells ring through the stores, menorah’s shed gentle yellow light. Magical, and usually frosted white—though this year was a snowless Christmas—the holiday times are for coming together. For family and gifts, and of course parties! Now the big question is, what do you bring…


Spook Troop Cookies

November 9, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Time Warp, from the Rocky Horror Picture Show Like many others out there, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Once a year, you can literally be anything. A person, a thing, a pun. What an opportunity to really express your creativity, either outright or subtly. I love the costumes, the debauchery, the mystery, and the candy. To get my coworkers…


Avatar The Last Airbender Recipes: Fire Nation Spicy Chicken Gumbo

October 26, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Fire by Kasabian Our second competitor for the Avatar, The Last Airbender recipe series is representing the Fire Nation. Sure the Fire Nation is portrayed as the overarching villain in the show, featuring an emotionally and physically scarred banished prince who has daddy issues and a twisted sense of honor. As the show progresses however, he slowly—like waiting for water to…


Avatar The Last Airbender Recipes: Water Tribe Mexican BLT Chicken Salad

October 5, 2015

By Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking: Sailing to Nowhere by Broken Bells Recent events have reminded me of a show I loved when I was younger, and in fact still do now. It was at the same time silly and playful, but also deep and emotional. And it was anime. Doesn’t get much better than that. Of course, I’m talking about Avatar, The Last Airbender. And no,…


Pesto and Playdough

September 21, 2015

by Shannon Moloney Suggested song to play while cooking/baking: Midnight Rambler by The Rolling Stones Despite the fact that I cook more than I bake, I still like to bake. I like actually using my hands and putting all the ingredients together; baking gives me a chance to let out my inner mad scientist that is always clawing to add passion to precision. However, not to fool you completely, this…


Silver Spork Recommends: Sticky Rice

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September 15, 2015

Sticky Rice Lower East Side, Manhattan By Shannon Moloney My best friend, Tiffany, from back home (in good old NH) came a-calling a few weekends back, for a brief visit. A grand old time we had, indeed. On a breezy Saturday, as we nursed hangovers and roamed the sun-bleached streets of the Lower East Side, our tummies set to rumbling. We started a mission to find delicious margaritas to cure…