Photo: Liz Rueven
Are you still swooning over summer’s abundance of fresh bounty at your farmers’ market?
One of our favorites just made its seasonal debut, and luckily, this versatile fruit will keep us busy in the kitchen right into autumn. When it comes to August aubergines, we’re all in. Continue reading
photo: courtesy of ISH
Didn’t get your horseradish fix over Passover this year? Neither did we!
So we’re spicing up Spring with two products that have stories rooted in familial tradition. And we dug up more reasons to love this stuff in addition to using it as a recipe changer. Trust us, this versatile condiment goes way beyond gefilte fish. Continue reading
A few weeks ago I had a first hand view of the late season harvest on a warm November afternoon with my local farmer, Patti Popp, at Sport Hill Farm in Easton, CT. We meandered through the fields and into one of her greenhouses to check out rows of unripe, green tomatoes clinging to their vines.
November’s weakened sun was not warm enough to ripen this bounty. We needed to pick ‘em or let ‘em wither. Continue reading
Contributed by Katy Morris
Need some help spicing up your Chanukah dinner celebrations? No problema!
Renowned Chef Julian Medina invites you to venture south of the border for the Festival of Lights this year. Actually, just south of Houston.
Once again, he has combined his Mexican heritage, present-day Jewish practice, and culinary erudition to create an enticing four-course Mexican Chanukah dinner at each of Toloaches and Yerba Buena for a non-traditional yet authentic holiday feast. Continue reading
Fiori di zucca or zucchini blossoms are a delicacy in Tuscany but with the farmers’ markets heaped with towers of zucchini here in the U.S. it’s easier than you may think to bring this very Italian dish to your own table.
If your favorite market vendor doesn’t sell these sunny, edible flowers, ask her to gather them for you. They are the flower at the end of the plant from which zucchini grows. Better yet, pluck them from your own vegetable garden or that of your best friend. Continue reading
I like to throw a couple of cloves of raw garlic into my homemade hummus but when I spotted these curly green beauties I figured garlic scapes might be even better. They are milder and more nuanced than garlic . And their bright grassy color and flavor tinges this twist white bean spread (aka hummus) just enough that your friends will wonder what’s going on. Continue reading
Marcia Selden Catering
Gorgeous weather has arrived, the days are longer and it’s time to plan an outdoor party. Here’s the perfect, light and flavorful hors d’oeuvre. Continue reading
Marcia Selden Catering
The farmers markets are finally open, fresh spring herbs and bright green vegetables abound. There’s no better time to take out your patio furniture and invite a few friends for cocktails and a few nibbles. Continue reading
In collaborating on my recent eBook, 4 Bloggers Dish: Passover, Modern Twists on Traditional Flavors, I thought a lot about how my tastes have shifted over the years and how in some ways, they haven’t at all.
During Passover, a lot of home-cooks turn back to traditional foods that may be outside of the scope of what they normally eat. This naturally brought me to contemplating gefilte fish. And while I LOVE my gefilte fish, I’m totally DIS-interested in making it. The stink of simmering fish broth in my home? No thanks. Continue reading
Recipe: Marcia Selden Catering
If you have picky eaters at home, you know how difficult it can be to get them to eat salmon. But it’s worth your effort because salmon is bursting with omega-3 heart healthy fats as well as vitamin D. These salmon cakes are crispy, Continue reading