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Chicken Baked in a Salt Crust. I like this method because it's so simple, but the flavor of whatever you cook in a salt crust somehow gets amplified.
This is my version of the nouvelle cuisine masterpiece that changed the way the world looked at classical French cooking.
This is a healthy Eggs Benedict stand in. This recipe replaces the fatty ham with the luscious full mouth taste of walnut oil.
These wings with their Asian flair may be a bit healthier than the classic fried version. But don't worry, they are just as messy.
These Zucchini Fritters with Dill are a popular Turkish meze. They are good hot or at room temperature & served with lemon and Haydari sauce.
This salad has a great combination of tastes, textures and temperatures. Savory, sweet, and satisfying. Crunchy, soft and oozey. Warm but crisp!
With its potato crust and pomegranate sauce, this is an elegant way to enjoy filet mignon. It may be the most refined version of "meat and potatoes" you will ever serve your guests.
Complex flavors both sweet and savory make this a satisfying and flavorful pork recipe. Apple Molasses Roasted Pork Tenderloin.
So the recipe says 'season to taste". But what exactly does that mean?
Lamb Champvallon is a classic French recipe that is easy to make and perfect for these chilly winter evenings.
I admit my pot roast is a few extra steps, but roasting the veggies separately makes a deeply flavorful dish with lots of varied texture.
A luscious pasta with special ingredients doesn't need to be hard to make! This one had chicken livers, shaved truffle and pink peppercorns.
I love the diversity of hot and cold, sweet and bitter, smooth and crunchy in this Roast Carrot Salad. The flavors are bold but the textures are luscious.
I used lemons fresh my urban foraging adventure to start the process of making Preserved Lemons.
Barbados has the Dark and Stormy and now (thanks to me) Jamaica has the Red Storm. It a beet infused beauty.
Baked Rutabaga with Moroccan Spiced Onion Confit
Do you want perfect meatloaf? Use a combination of meat. Beef for flavor, veal for tenderness perfectly shaped slices and pork to keep it all moist.
I may call it Zucchini Linguini, but it's not linguini at all. Instead I make the pasta threads from whole zucchinis.
This decidedly Irish take on the classic Swiss fondue is a fun and easy party appetizer.
Every country has Grandmas, so every country makes chicken soup! Here's is the Peruvian version, Aguadita.
Classic Swiss Fondue includes dry white wine, kirsch, Emmental and Gruyere cheeses. Each component of plays an important role.
Le Puy Lentils? French Garlic Sausage? Sometimes it's hard to know where to find specialty products. Here is a list of my best sources. Plus a recipe that uses both!
Chicken Noodle Soup. This is the classic just how your Grandma made it. Well, just like somebody's Grandma made it, "gesundheit bubbeleh".
The flavors are bold, rich and luxurious. This roasted fennel soup has it all. So "Brace" yourself.
I have Braised Potatoes with Rosemary and Shallots, just the thing for the many of us who are "weather challenged".
WARNING: These bacon wrapped pork loin chops are only for very bad boys and girls. It\'s good to be bad!
Just because it's Default Pasta Night doesn't mean it can't be fabulous. I've all got the rules and definitions you need for success.
I cold poached these Asian pears in Black Tea, Vanilla & Ginger to keep their texture crisp and sweet.
The creaminess of ricotta is balanced by the bitter bite of radicchio and the garlicky crunch of breadcrumbs, making for one perfect pasta.
Simple but satisfying these roasted carrots and parsnips will warm your winter!
Braised Fennel with Cannellini and Bacon delivered from the clutches of the green and black hairy refrigerator monsters.
Coq au Vin in four easy steps.
Chocolate Souffle the Hollywood Way!
There is plenty of Hollywood lore attached to the humble Cobb Salad.