With the simple swap of one ingredient you can visit the flavors of Sicily or the Middle East.
When a friend (or farmers’ market) gives you freshly picked fava beans, smile, say thank you, and get shelling!
Potatoes are like flavor sponges. Being a fairly blank palette, what you put into them makes a big difference.
You could just eat a pear. Or, you could have an elegant, exotically spiced prosecco poached pear. The choice is obvious.
Synergy Pasta. A simple meal I often make where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
It took me awhile to understand and bond with Brussels sprouts. We started off on the wrong foot. It didn’t make a good first impression. It wasn’t until I went on a roasting vegetable binge that I began to appreciate – and now love – Brussels.
When life gives you lemons… What to make? Sweet or savory? It’s back to classics time — Lemon Caper Sauce!
What’s in a name? And what’s in the meaning of the name? Think of meatballs. Dense, heavy, satisfying? Maybe. But what if you used a mild whitefish instead? But let’s not call it a “meatball,” ok? Because that just doesn’t sound as light, lemony and tender as they actually are.
Panna cotta: It’s easy to make, it can be made ahead, and is a good alternative for a cold dessert. This version leaves a haunting flavor with fresh bay leaves and the sweet/savory intrigue of a strawberry-balsamic-black pepper combination.
About six years ago, I had olive oil cake at an Italian trattoria for the first time. It was love at first bite. The concept featuring olive oil in a dessert fascinated me. I’ve honed my own version of a Mediterranean-style olive oil cake with simple ingredients, and simple techniques. Learn how!