Whole wheat pasta just doesnt work with all sauces. Its nutty, somewhat assertive flavor can overpower a subtle sauce, and its texture, which can be granular, doesnt work with others.
Fillet of sole is the perfect fish to cook for a romantic and elegant dinner for two.
As I've researched the cuisines of the Mediterranean over the years, I have learned that these beans are an important staple in that part of the world, especially in Greece and North Africa.
Italians cook broccoli longer than we do in the United States, until it is quite a bit softer and darker than we are accustomed to.
Recipe for health that also makes up to a perfect New Year's breakfast.
I make double and triple batches of granola: my customary mix of oats, oat bran, coconut chips, spices and lots of nuts and seeds. This year I added popped quinoa.
Its easy to feed family and friends on Thanksgiving. But what about the days before?
Forever stored in my bank of taste memories, I have looked forward to them every Thanksgiving since my first forkful of the packaged stuffing of my youth.
Risotto can only be as good as the stock used to slowly cook the rice. I have almost always opted for chicken stock, but this poses a problem for vegetarians.
A salad is a wonderful vehicle for okra.
When the day gets away from me and Im hungry but (uncharacteristically) haven't given dinner a thought, I turn to garlic soup. Its very existence makes me feel secure.
They are easy to shell and take less than half the time to cook than their dried counterparts.
In summer and early fall, when local sweet peppers are truly sweet and have great depth of flavor, theres nothing I like better than a comforting stew of peppers.
A neighbor posted on our shared email list that she had harvested from her garden more chard than she could use. If anybody wanted it, she would leave it on her front porch for pickup.
Cooked figs go beautifully with meat, especially a griddled or pan-cooked chicken breast.
Finally, doughnuts in the -Recipes for Health- column! Mind you, they are pure fruit. I made them with Saturn peaches, those amusing flat peaches that look like the rings of Saturn.
I learned to make egg-in-a-hole at my beloved sleep-away camp, which was hardly rustic.
When I was in Paris last month, I was inspired by the generous stacks of rhubarb in markets all over the city.
There are a lot of reasons to love einkorn, one of the latest ancient grains to hit the shelves in markets.