Recipe courtesy of Marcia Selden Catering, Stamford, CT
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire… hard not to hum along, I know. But what’s the skinny on chestnuts? And what about actually roasting them on an open fire?
Chef Nicole Straight helped me out here with lots of interesting facts and useful tips in addition to the easy and fragrant recipe for Truffled Chestnut Risotto, below.
Let’s start with that oft referred to “roasting on an open fire”: Continue reading
photo courtesy of Dinner in Venice blog
I wonder if you’re feeling latke’ed out yet? With the holiday combo of Thanksgiving and Chanukah converging, I definitely had my fill of potatoes and latkes of all sorts. But that’s not to say that we’re finished celebrating yet, right? Continue reading
When Slow Food collaborators Eugenio Signoroni and Francesca Farkas taught us how to make ravioli when we visited the small village of Argegno on Lake Como, Italy, last week, I didn’t expect it to be this easy. The dough is golden yellow as a result of the many eggs used in the pastas of Northwestern Italy. Continue reading
After dining at Eataly‘s vegetarian restaurant, Le Verdure, Marla Cohen was inspired to whip up her own creamy polenta with a melange of her favorite ‘shrooms. Continue reading
Written and photographed by Melissa Roberts
September is a month with an identity crisis. What can we depend on weather wise? Each day is a new surprise. A crisp snap of autumn one moment, the next, temps climb into the 90s. And when a holiday comes around (Sukkot, so soon?), how do we plan accordingly? Luckily, mid September continues to bring late summer’s harvest of tomatoes, corn, and fresh herbs. Continue reading
Smoked Salmon and Sweet Corn Beignets
When I caught wind of The New Jewish Table: Modern Seasonal Recipes for Traditional Dishes, I wondered just how playful Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray, would push their reinterpretation of Jewish classics. The owners of Equinox Restaurant in Washington, DC, won me over pretty quickly.
I was lured by Smoked Salmon and Sweet Corn Beignets,
Recently, a friend of E’s, a budding Broadway star at the ripe old age of 23, asked me if I would boil up some of his college pal’s Mom’s “cool” pasta and consider sharing my thoughts with my readers.
Sure! But I have lists growing outa of the ears of my lists about places to eat, people to call, products to check out. So it’s been a little while since I first read the label on MagNoodles Smart Pasta and marveled. Continue reading
photo: Melinda Strauss
By Melinda Strauss
With the holiday of Shavuot fast approaching, I have dairy on the brain. I tend to lean towards meat dishes and non-dairy desserts but how could I say no to this opportunity to use heavy cream and my favorite cheese, spicy pepper jack?!? With spring in the air and my favorite fruits and vegetables coming out of hiding, corn seems like the perfect ingredient to highlight the season. Continue reading