A Bastille Day Dinner

If it’s a holiday, there’s a very good chance I’m celebrating it. Christmas? Check. Passover? Check. National Mojito Day? Double check. So when July 14—Bastille Day—started to approach, I knew I needed a way to mark the occasion. It didn’t take me very long at all to decide that a traditional French dinner, accompanied by a glass … Continue reading A Bastille Day Dinner

Negroni with a Twist

Good news, you guys: it’s Negroni Week! At first, I thought about serving up a classic Negroni to mark the occasion, but then I realized there’d be one fairly significant hitch in that plan: one-third of a Negroni is Campari, and I’ve never been much of a Campari fan. Fortunately, however, I am very enthusiastic about Aperol, Campari’s … Continue reading Negroni with a Twist

A Mother’s Day Brunch at Home

If your mother is anything like mine, there’s no way you’ll ever be able to thank her sufficiently for the nearly twenty years she spent feeding you, clothing you, and tirelessly shlepping you around to friends’ houses, extracurricular activities, doctors’ appointments, you name it. So this year, when plans for Mother’s Day brunch at a restaurant fell through, I decided to ignore the fact that I’d never before hosted a meal at my apartment and have my family over for brunch. It was by no means an adequate thank you, but it was a start. Continue reading “A Mother’s Day Brunch at Home”


Welcome to Design Fare! On this blog, you’ll find my thoughts on two of my favorite things: good design and good food. I’ve been editing and managing blogs professionally for years but have always wanted to start my own as a way to explore the things I love and share them with other people. So here it … Continue reading Welcome