Peas fresh from my garden. Grown along the side of the house on a strip of dirt 3 inches wide.
Only a sculptor with a blowtorch could create a sea salt this good.
Spaghetti with Red Clam Sauce. I love cream, but at half the calories and all the flavor, this red sauce is tough to beat. And, yes, the anchovies are the real secret!
Shrimp scampi, a simple and tasty meal that's ready in 20 minutes.
Lemon-Poppy Seed Waffles with Fresh Maple Whipped Cream...
Chocolate Muffins with Cream Cheese Filling and Homemade Chocolate Gelato
Caramelized Pear "Cupcakes" With Blue Cheese Frosting
Gingersnap Lemon Sherbet Sandwiches
Frozen pot pies? We don't need no stinkin' frozen pot pies...we've got the pot pie of our dreams!
Hungarian Cheese Pockets-Turos taska
You just cannot beat handmade tamales. Try a carne adovada tamale with red chile sauce.
Drink of the Week: Oh, the delicious irony of a a cocktail named the D.O.M. -- the abbreviation for a Latin phrase meaning "To God, the best, the greatest."
2006 was an amazing year of restaurant dining for me. Come read about my top 25 favorite dishes of last year. Also, in my "Just Desserts" follow-up, I name the 10 best sweet treats of 2006.
a little tzatziki to fake out your opponents on Game Night
An absolutely gorgeous birthday cake. Heck if I got cake like that every year, I almost wouldn't mind being a year older.
Not your usual cookie jar - or mugs! ... Jonathan Adler launches his Apothecary of Emotion ~ a series of gorgeous porcelain mugs and vessels ready to be filled with what gives/soothes your hate/anger/joy/love
Braised pork ribs with daikon/turnips and dried oysters; a recipe I developed by chance.
Triple chocolate goodness of cupcake, ice-cream and ganache!!!
Pear Frangipane Strip from Patisserie Philippe.
Ravioli with Brown Butter and Arugula.
I think red currants may be the most perfect addition to a pancake. Their tart zing is the perfect foil to the round sweetness of the maple syrup.
Chocolate coated cookies. And a gift
Can you tell which one is the beef and which one is the deer jerky?
My youngest uncle gave me tons of squash blossoms from his garden. I prepared them in three different ways starting with deep-fried squash blossoms stuffed with minced shrimp.
A guide to French pastries and the varieties of French patisseries.
As easy as 1-2-3: Fresh berries and figs with honey and mascarpone.
An interesting way to use up leftovers from the holiday roast, BudÃn Azteca layers a rich mole sauce with tortillas, cheese, beans, and shredded meat.
Wake up your tastebuds with jalapeno corn pancakes.
Thai in 10 minutes. Gai Pad Grapow - it's deliciously easy.
Take a trip to the rolling blue and purple lavender fields of Provence with this rich and fluffy brioche sweetened with honey and infused with lavender blossoms.
Flat pack cooking mallet anyone? Vert Design has their new MC Mallet
Tiramisu brownie or brownie tiramisu?
Magical wine decanter cleaning steel beads! Just add water and gently swirl!
this is what happens to breakfast when you have the Emeril Epidemic - chocolate pancakes with vanilla ice cream, warm cherry sauce, and hot fudge.