The well-loved Italian chicory called radicchio, now common in North America, comes in many guises.
Making pizza dough is a great way for beginners to understand the nature of yeasted breads for what is a pizza but a type of flatbread? Its also a good introduction to the process of kneading.
Good bread and good butter are two of the best things to eat in Ireland, no matter what the calendar date.
Sicily is covered with the indigenous herb, and it is the seasoning of choice for many a traditional dish.One of the most famous Sicilian dishes that employs the herb is pasta con le sarde, a magnificent concoction of wild fennel and sardines.
I found myself fantasizing about a soup chock-full of potatoes and some sort of fish. It would be more Portuguese or Spanish than New England, inspired by some of the salt cod and potato stews I have encountered along the Iberian Peninsula
For the home cook, the holidays are all about baking. The pies! The cakes! The cookies! But why not give a thought to those guests without a sweet tooth?
For some, perhaps most, Thanksgiving is a day of feasting bordering on gluttony.
Parsnips are lamentably underappreciated, but they are by far the tastiest of winter vegetables, so sweet and deep-flavored, and so versatile.
Cornish game hens are just chickens; very small, not very old and very tender chickens.
The cookbook author Paula Wolfert has always been a trailblazer, searching for unusual recipes throughout the Mediterranean, and introducing her readers to authentic renditions of regional cooking.
If lamb chops or leg of lamb are the only parts of the beast you eat, youre missing out.
I have been playing with variations on an apple kuchen recipe for years. This year, I added candied ginger, a touch of honey in the batter and a honey glaze.
American Francophile cooks in the last century learned this soup, along with dozens of other French classics.
Tomatoes, corn and zucchini define summer eating for me. It no doubt has something to do with my memories of childhood summers in the Midwest.
The goal is a meal that is light, bright, refreshing and restorative.
But these are pies in the Mediterranean sense: something thin and crisp, with a smear of savory feta cheese and herbs, rather like a tender pizza with the filling on the inside.
A recent trip to Sicily reminded me just how marvellous fresh ricotta can be.
And its true: The best early-summer dessert is simply a giant bowl of cherries.
It's funny that people who are normally squeamish about eating oddball food have no problem with squid.
An Italian meal begins with the antipasto. Meant to awaken the palate and stave off initial hunger pangs, it could just be a simple platter of sliced cured meats and a few olives.