Polenta often sounds fancy on a restaurant menu. But it originated as a low-cost, filling peasant food from Northern Italy. And, it couldn’t be easier to make.
Without a drop of irony, I seek out museum cafes when I travel. They are predictably good and often have menus that match the exhibits. But sometimes all you need is a cup of hot chocolate and a baked good.
It’s winter in the northern hemisphere and you want tomato sauce. What to do?
Sometimes your body sends you a message. It tells you when you need to eat cleanly. After the holidays, my body not only told me, but yelled at me. Winter Root and Squash Soup to the rescue!
It’s time for Galettes des Rois. A French cake that celebrates the holiday of Epiphany, the day when the Three Kings visited the baby Jesus.
Pasta in a dessert tart? Yes, of course. What is pasta after all? Just wheat. I’ve turned this one inside out, and so can you.
Normandy, France usually conjures thoughts of Joan of Arc and WWII’s D-Day landing. But it’s also the home of many classic dishes, including Chicken Normandy (Poulet à la Normande).