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Jam-Filled Crostata. It's hard to walk into any bakery or pasticceria in Italy and not notice these little hand-pies right away.
My New Years Resolution: No matter how fat I get I won't drink light beer.
Ruby port and aged gold rum are the stars here, but a touch of sour and a bit of palm sugar make this cocktail downright exotic.
Health food my way. Fat & Happy Roasted Acorn Squash with Turnip Soup.
Salisify may be new to you. It tastes similar to Sun Chokes and is terrific in this creamy warm soup topped with salmon.
I love the flavors of garlic, turmeric & shellfish, adding basil, habanero & a splash of gin makes this linguine with clams especially bold.
Pomegranate seeds make everything pretty. Including these Turkish Spiced Chicken Kabobs with Tahini Yogurt.
Musical Marinated Shell Beans with Slow Roasted Tomatoes
Forget the onions. Skip the cheese. This steak sandwich with cucumbers & fresh ginger is made as spicy as you like with ghost chili aioli.
Coconut vinegar and sweet, crunchy Asian pears give a traditional Mignonette sauce for oysters a modern flair.
I very carefully chose orecchiette for this Pasta with Creamy Broccolini & Rapini Sauce. Because pasta is not one size fits all.
What does a William Carlos Williams poem about stealing plums have to do with Caramelized Chestnuts & Brussels Sprouts?
I think I should get a job at Hot Pockets. Rapini Galette with Goat Cheese & Red Pepper Flakes.
Toasted pine nuts and a splash of best-quality olive oil lend these crumbly-chewy cookies rich flavor. Rosemary adds a savory note to each bite.
Nothing says comfort like cabbage & sausage baked in the oven. Especially when they are wrapped in a flaky crust.
Just in time for the Holiday! A savory version of the classic tart tatin made with sweet potatoes.
This recipe from Bill Kim (Belly Shack- Chicago) takes a traditional vegetable like Brussels sprouts and gives it an Asian-Latin flavor infusion.
Duck sliders are both familiar and exotic. Crunchy Napa cabbage and sweet savory fig ketchup complete this burger.
This walnut & sage pesto is a great alternative to traditional pesto sauce when the seasons change & great basil is not available.
With the essence of vanilla vodka and pumpkin puree, this cocktail is a bit creamy, a bit spicy and just potent enough.
Cannelloni with Radicchio & Walnuts. It's warm creamy secret is bechamel sauce.
The Americano: I love the lure of cocktail lore!
Traditional Italian Rigatoni Carbonara with Guanciale. There is art in restraint.
Apple Chess Pie: Sweet juicy apple slices in buttery custard with a crunchy crust.
Floating Figs. How'd he do that? No, it's not a computer generated digital trick.
Choosing a cut that is high on the hog. Braised pork sirloin with white beans, sage & tomatoes.
Broccoli Rabe and Guanciale pair up in a simple, yet classic Italian pasta dish.
Sophisticated flavors come together in these white balsamic vinegar macerated oranges with meringue shards & caramel.
Recipes don't have to be complicated. Sometimes the simplest ingredients can be creatively paired to yield something fresh & unexpected.
This open-faced flanks steak sandwich features sweet and spicy roasted figs.
Sweet Potatoes in the summer? Sure. Chilled Sweet Potatoes with Lime & Chili Oil.
Melon with Blackberries, Pistachios and Lemon Verbena. A simple seasonal salad.
This fresh summer salad of shredded chicken and yellow bell pepper has whole lemon slices and marjoram– which add a whole lot of zing.
Curried Mussels a la Jean-Georges, simply sophisticated.