| Apr 6, 2013
Ever since I picked up my first Elizabeth David book, I've been enamored of her prose recipe style. And by that I mean recipes written in a minimalist way, not in numbered steps, almost as a narrative. No long reel of ingredients. A few sentences or...
| Apr 6, 2013
Here are samples from three of my favorite books.
From "Mediterranean Food" by Elizabeth David
Ratatouille aux Oeufs
1 lb. potatoes, 3/4 lb. onions, 2 cloves of garlic, 3 small marrows (zucchini), 3 tomatoes, 3 green pimentos (sweet peppers), eggs,...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:22 AM
Country French Chicken takes your taste buds to the French countryside when you prepare this flavor-packed recipe for whole chicken and veggies that roast to tender perfection with white wine and fresh herbs.
Cooking Time: 1 hr 40 min ...
| Jun 22, 2013
The farmers market is a bazaar of plenty, and chief among its pleasures are vegetables rarely seen in supermarkets. There, mizuna snuggles next to the kale; kohlrabi nestles next to the bok choi; breakfast turnips tuck up to the early carrots; and black...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Can't quite decide what to fix for dinner tonight? Try skewers. Thread something -- almost anything -- on a stick and all of a sudden the food just seems fun.
With yakitori, your options are seemingly endless. Food editor Russ Parsons did a piece on...
| Jun 17, 2013
8 ounces cooked lobster meat, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 small stalk celery, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
2 top-loading hot-dog rolls
1. In a bowl, combine the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:17 PM
"Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice says there are four things every aspiring chef should have in the kitchen.
"Extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Those to me are the essentials," she says. "And if you look at all my...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:41 PM
In 2008, only eight years after taking up biking, Jim Long decided to do a bike trip in conjunction with the legendary Tour de France, a trip he saw as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"It was so much fun," he remembered, "we decided it was a twice-in-...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Like the best Italian mothers, Rose Savalino Uddeme spent a lot of time cooking for her kids when the family lived off the corner of Central and Eastern avenues on the edge of Little Italy in the 1960s.
One of her go-to meals was a staple of hard times:...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Ruth E. Showalter of W
aynesboro, Pa., contributed this recipe to the Waynesboro Historical Society for the Historical Society’s cookbook, “Culinary Traditions: A Taste of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania.”
Showalter said she contributed...
| Jun 13, 2013
Visitors to Chicago are sure to enjoy our excellent food culture. To experience a little bit of that culture in your own kitchen, we've collected some of our favorite recipes. Enjoy!
Enchiladas El Popo
From El Popocatepetl tortilleria on 21st Street,...