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...

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...

July 30, 2008
summer pasta / pasta l'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...

July 15, 2008
harissa

If you like hot and spicy foods then you’d love harissa, a North African chili paste most...

June 25, 2008

Legend has it that during World War II American soldiers in Rome would bring their Italian friends...

February 17, 2008

It wasn't until I lived in Seattle, with easy access to Taylor Shellfish Farms, that I truly...

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