I'm Rebecca Lando.
I'm an award-winning writer, producer, editor and upcoming cookbook author based in New York City Los Angeles.

I'm also the Network Director at Nerdist Channel.

In 2009 I launched Working Class Foodies, a cooking show that creates affordable meals from local, seasonal, and/or sustainable ingredients. Working Class Foodies was a part of YouTube Next Chef 2011 and aired on NBC New York's Nonstop Foodies.

I wrote, produced, and edited FilmFan, an award-winning weekly movie review show, for MSN from 2010-2011.

The Working Class Foodies Cookbook will be published by Gotham Books in June 2013.

You can preorder it now on Amazon.

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Came home to find Humphrey alone, in the backyard, playing with a pomegranate. We don’t have a pomegranate tree and neither do any of our neighbors, and we haven’t bought any pomegranates lately, either. Did anyone drop by our house and leave a pomegranate?

Came home to find Humphrey alone, in the backyard, playing with a pomegranate. We don’t have a pomegranate tree and neither do any of our neighbors, and we haven’t bought any pomegranates lately, either. Did anyone drop by our house and leave a pomegranate?

newyorker:

A cartoon by Christopher Weyant. Click-through for a slide show of more wine-themed cartoons from our archive: http://nyr.kr/1mYJr3A

GPOY

newyorker:

A cartoon by Christopher Weyant. Click-through for a slide show of more wine-themed cartoons from our archive: http://nyr.kr/1mYJr3A

GPOY

Beauty privilege is very real. None of us are imagining it, and if we aren’t born genetic lottery winners, our only option is to compensate with style, grace, and charm. Of course, none of that shit comes cheap. That’s kind of the whole point. It’s all meant to be aspirational and exclusionary. We’re supposed to feel depressed by our skin, agitated by our bodies, and anxious about our invisibility. That’s the insidious subtlety of social control. The worst part is that we know in our rational minds that it’s all bullshit, and yet we’re still plagued with self-loathing when we can’t live up to unattainable beauty standards. No matter how much self-acceptance we achieve, we can still look in the mirror and instantly catalog all the things about ourselves that we don’t think measure up. It’s maddening. It makes us feel like hypocrites even though it’s not our hypocrisy.

I’m calling this the Summer Friday because it’s a refreshing and easy way to start your weekend.
Combine 1 part water with 1 part sugar, the peel of a Meyer lemon, and about 6 sprigs of fresh thyme and heat until the sugar has dissolved to make an infused simple syrup.
Let cool and strain out the thyme and lemon peel.
Add ice to a shaker and add in 2 oz of gin and 3/4 oz of your simple syrup and shake shake shake.
Strain into a rocks glass over ice and top with a float of tonic water and a dash or two of St. Germain.
Garnish with some of the reserved Meyer lemon peel and thyme from the simple syrup and enjoy.

I’m calling this the Summer Friday because it’s a refreshing and easy way to start your weekend.

  • Combine 1 part water with 1 part sugar, the peel of a Meyer lemon, and about 6 sprigs of fresh thyme and heat until the sugar has dissolved to make an infused simple syrup.
  • Let cool and strain out the thyme and lemon peel.
  • Add ice to a shaker and add in 2 oz of gin and 3/4 oz of your simple syrup and shake shake shake.
  • Strain into a rocks glass over ice and top with a float of tonic water and a dash or two of St. Germain.
  • Garnish with some of the reserved Meyer lemon peel and thyme from the simple syrup and enjoy.
S’mores season y’all.

S’mores season y’all.

All grilled everything. (kale, corn, spring onions)

All grilled everything. (kale, corn, spring onions)

Hope y’all had as fun a 4th of July as we did! // Grilled clams with butter, green onion and lemon.

Hope y’all had as fun a 4th of July as we did! // Grilled clams with butter, green onion and lemon.

Protip: Put fresh greens in the middle of your grilled cheese instead of on the bread to keep your sandwich crispy, not soggy. // Roquefort, local buckwheat honey, smoked turkey breast and local baby arugula on sourdough.

Protip: Put fresh greens in the middle of your grilled cheese instead of on the bread to keep your sandwich crispy, not soggy. // Roquefort, local buckwheat honey, smoked turkey breast and local baby arugula on sourdough.

Man California’s just hideous, you know?

Man California’s just hideous, you know?

This is what I imagine is playing in Humphrey’s head every time he rolls around outside.

Hike gang.  (at Griffin Observatory)

Hike gang. (at Griffin Observatory)

Tacos de siempre.  (at Ricky’s Fish Tacos)

Tacos de siempre. (at Ricky’s Fish Tacos)

Kit and I did a little light Sunday grilling yesterday, nbd.

Kit and I did a little light Sunday grilling yesterday, nbd.

What do you guys think of our new throw pillows? Too much?

What do you guys think of our new throw pillows? Too much?