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.
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.
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.