63 comments

  1. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Massive congratulations to you both on your news!!!! And thank you once again for a beautifully photographed recipes. I look forward to trying these as I adore potatoes!!! Thanks for sharing 🍐

  2. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 12:28 am

    ahhh congrats on everything!! hopefully you’ll get the chance/appetite to try all the yumminess out here before the baby comes. and i usually don’t parcook my oven fries before baking them off, but i’ll have to try it (all too often, they come out leathery sighs).

  3. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 3:33 am

    Oh thank you. thank you, thank you – these chips look perfect. I am always looking for a good recipe for baked chips – I don’t have fryer and I hate the smell left around by cooking hot fat on the hob (when I make doughnuts and cronuts it’s a trade-off but worth it).

    Congratulations on the house move and the incubation 🙂 I was born in October and I can safely say you’re giving birth in the best quarter of the year – not that I’m biased!

  4. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Wow oh my gosh this is all so exciting!!!! Those are two MAJOR life changes you guys are going through right now!!! I can’t wait to hear more about this little babe and I wish you two all the best. Enjoy LA for me. 🙂 xoxo

  5. MaryJo says:

    June 1, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Holy Moly–moving from NY to LA, taking the bar exam, maintaining a blog, AND having a baby–you are beyond amazing! Massive congratulations and best wishes

  6. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 6:25 am

    OMG!!! Hugest congrats ever, seriously! That’s so exciting!! And yes, you can never go wrong with a solid crispy french fry recipe. These look awesome!

  7. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Thrilling news! On both counts, but especially the baby part! I can’t wait to see parenthood through your beautiful lens. The move to LA is happy too! I know you’ll love the sea and sunshine as well as allllllllll that wonderful seasonal produce. xoxox

  8. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 8:41 am

    omg omg 1. Congratulations!!! So happy for your soon to be family of three! 2. Congratulations on passing the bar! 😀 😀 3. I’m sad we won’t be running into each other anymore, Brooklyn misses you already 🙁 4. But LA is lucky to have you guys!

  9. WillCookForFriends says:

    June 1, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Oh my gosh, CONGRATULATIONS! So much exciting news!!! And these fries — oh sweet mother of fries — I thought there must have been a mistake in the title at first. These could not have been made in the oven! They seriously look like the *perfect* fry, golden and crispy and amazing, which I was previously convinced was impossible in the oven. I was resigned to oven fries being less hassle, but also less good, than fried-fries. Thank you for proving me wrong. (Also, I think I’m starting to get the tiniest feel for what your cravings must be like, just looking at these photos. You can bet I’ll be trying this one as soon as it’s cool enough to turn the oven on!)

  10. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 9:42 am

    OMG OMG OMG!!! I’ve been soooo out-of-touch with bloggy things the last couple of months so I was not privy to your weather ramblings, but OMG congrats to you and B2!!! Such amazing news! And the move deserves a congrats too! I’m sure this means you landed some sort of boss-lady lawyering job which is deserving of a huge *fist bump* all on it’s own! Squeeee little baby B3!! (End exclamation points.)

  11. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 9:48 am

    O.M.G!!!! Congratulations!! Holly shit!! Jolly O’Malley oh I don’t make no sense but, O.M.G.!! Congratulations, on passing the bar!!! Hahaaa just kidding! On the baby!! On both!! Can’t be too happy that you’re moving away from ny though but I’ll let it go. Congrats, again!

  12. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 11:55 am

    OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG. i knew it when i saw the third little bowl in the picture!!!! congratulations you two, you’re going to be the cutest family EVER!!!!! eeeeeeeeee!!!! and LA! i’ll be there in two weeks, can we celebrate?!?!!!!

  13. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Major major majorest news Cynthia!! Omg so excited for you, B2 and baby bowl. I love how you describe the weather so I am gonna miss that. Your winter cozy meals were the best. But yay for LA and sunshine. Fries are my favourite food in the world so you know, I need no excuse to try this recipe. Congratulations again and give baby boy a little hello from me.

  14. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Oh my goodness, so many emotions!!! First and foremost: JOY! Of course you will be the most spectacular parents, and sharing a time zone has me weak with excitement. If only there were a lightning bridge between LA and SF. Second: I knew ittttttt. That love for the #lunchingwithlana series gave you away, lady. 😉 I even told Chris (who still kinda doesn’t understand the whole friends with people you’ve never met thing, so it was lost on him…) I BET CYNTHIA IS WITH CHILD. A RED BOWL CHILD!!!! SHE MUST BE! I couldn’t be happier that my hunch was right on. And Third: POTATOES. I ate potatoes all through my pregnancy. Amidst my cravings and my aversions, they were my one constant. I think I even wrote about it a time or two on the blog. So I can appreciate these oven fries — and all that’s happening in your oven — wholly and fully and with the biggest smile on my face. Beyond ecstatic for you two. Love love love!

  15. says:

    June 1, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Congratulations! That’s so amazing. So many new and exciting things. I cannot believe you took another bar exam while maintaining this beautiful space, looking for a place to live, adjusting to being pregnant and working. Hero!!! Can’t wait to hear more! Xo I’ll miss your Brooklyn inspiration!

  16. Erica says:

    June 1, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    SO MUCH HAPPY NEWS!!! My heart and face and smiling hardcore for you girl!! Congratulations for both the little man and the big move!!! MEGA HEARTS!

  17. says:

    June 2, 2016 at 3:35 am

    SO MUCH NEWS! I don’t have anything nearly as exciting to share. Unless you consider cleaning BOTH of my bathtubs yesterday big news? Yes. Congrats to us both.

    • stephanie says:

      June 2, 2016 at 11:08 am

      and LA!??! i got too excited and congratulated you on the baby before reading the rest of the post. but now i’m even more excited!!!

  18. says:

    June 4, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Congratulations, and welcome to LA! (And HUGE congrats on taking and PASSING the bar again, and not letting the lack of reciprocity stop you – that is beyond impressive!)

  19. says:

    June 7, 2016 at 11:22 am

    3 red bowls!!!! i am feeling all the feels right now, and so excited for you two beautiful humans! congrats! such an amazing, exciting, joyous time in your lives – cali + a babe, not sure there’s anything better! and yay for boys, i can’t wait to swap the many stories i’m sure there will be with you 🙂 infinite xo’s!

  20. says:

    June 8, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Oh Cynthia, I’m so so happy for you! BIG BIG news. Can’t believe you’re having a little boy, congratulations!!! And so lovely you’ve moved to LA! Enjoy that sunshine!

  21. says:

    June 8, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Cynthia!!! This is all so so wonderful!! Congratulations on EVERYTHING. Little boys are the best little joys (don’t tell my daughter that). I’m so happy for you!

  22. says:

    June 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Cynthia!!!!! I’ve missed you!! And waaahhh I can’t believe you’re no longer in NY! Wow, time flies! I wish we could’ve gotten together before the big move, but maybe now it’s an excuse to come visit Cali 🙂 Enjoy the warm weather and sunshine, it’s a next step towards Hawaii! And omg, CONGRATS lady! I can’t wait to hear all about baby, and a cutie he will be! So many changes, and sending so much love your way! I’m overdue for sending an email to you very soon!

  23. says:

    June 14, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Oh wow! What wonderful news. I’m so incredibly happy for you and hope you continue to have an easy pregnancy. I was a one trick pony when I was pregnant too, but unfortunately for me it was ice cream. Congratulations!!

  24. says:

    June 22, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Read this last week when commenting on my phone was the most annoying thing ever, but CONGRATULATIONS CYNTHIA!!!!! Holy moly WHAT a nugget a news to hide from us for so long 😉 but omg between this and the move to LA? SO SO excited for the lovely Bowl family and your new, West Coast lives!!! Also, I am obsessed with these fries and I’m not even pregnant #carbproblems #frieseveryday #isthatreallyaproblem and YOU <3333333

  25. says:

    June 29, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Ah, here we go. So you haven’t been here too, too long, and the baby news is fairly new. Enjoy the left coast! As a born-and-bred New Yorker, I can tell you, California is pretty easy to get used to:)

    p.s. A boy!

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