January 7, 2009
souther meal
We're happy to welcome Chris Barber, LA-based artist and food lover, as one of our new guest...
January 6, 2009
mangalitsa
I'm ashamed to say that my gifts to Barnaby this year were a bit self-serving: a fancy waffle...
December 25, 2008
crab cioppino
For as long as I can remember we've always had crab cioppino on Christmas Eve. It was a...
December 22, 2008
chorizo
There's an old cliché that says, "People who like politics and sausage shouldn't...
December 2, 2008
Lamb Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's pie is a comforting meat pie made with layers of lamb (typically leftover from a...
December 1, 2008
Lamb Spare Ribs with Kabocha Puree and Walnut Pesto
A few weeks ago we drove out to Walla Walla to do a little early spring release wine tasting. At...
November 26, 2008
Chicken Fricassee
Chicken fricassee is a classic chicken stew, typically so thick that it's almost a sauté. This...
November 18, 2008
creamy porcini polenta
I know I've talked to you about polenta before, and specifically an exotic mushroom polenta,...
November 3, 2008
gremolata
Gremolata is a traditional accompaniment to Osso Buco, an Italian dish of braised veal shank. It is...
November 3, 2008
Some people turn their noses up at the mention of oxtail, but this underrated meat is succulently...
October 23, 2008
The tree outside my window is the most striking array of orange and gold. I love this time of year...
October 20, 2008
I'm a big Donna Brazile fan. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard she would be the...
October 17, 2008
Best Ever Lemon Roasted Chicken
Many years ago in a bookstore in Portland, Oregon, we were fortunate to attend a book signing by...
October 15, 2008
Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie
Lest you think we eat only gourmet meals each and every night I thought I'd prove otherwise....
October 7, 2008
Russian Tea Cookies
One of my favorite (and easy!) cookie recipes is Russian tea cookies, also known as Russian tea...
September 14, 2008
Flax Oat Bran Muffins
These muffins are always a huge hit in our home. They're densely packed with good-for-you...
August 17, 2008
Grilled Tuna With Mango Salsa
I don't know what's better in this dish: the fresh tuna or the mango salsa? The fresh-from-...
July 30, 2008
pasta estate
In Italy, when the first tomatoes of the season are ripe for plucking, they celebrate summer by...
July 29, 2008
gazpacho
Not long ago I posted a recipe for a chunky California-style gazpacho. It was such a hit that I...
July 27, 2008
Polenta is one of my favorite comfort foods. Nothing beats a heaping bowl of this peasant food made...

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