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Category: Food and Wine

Vinegar-Braised Chicken on a bed of Leeks and Peas adapted from Grace Parisi of Food and Wine Magazine with Heirloom Tomatoes and Burrata

      Ms. Parisi                               Last weekend, I wanted to start to move away from summer favorites and start enjoying some of the pleasures of fall. For me this means a […]

Asian Noodles with Roast Pork

Sandra Lee with another plate of SemiHomemade food           My friend Barbara gets practically apoplectic when she hears the name “Sandra Lee”.   Whether this has anything to do with the “Semi Homemade” hostess’ debacle over something Ms. Lee called her “Kwanzaa Cake”, I am not […]

Mario Batali’s Pollo Agrodolce or Sweet and Sour Chicken a l’Italiano

           I was recently involved in a Television program.  Every time I used a phrase that was French, (as in the expression “A certain je ne sais quoi”), the director would stop me and ask me to translate whatever I was saying into English.  […]

Melissa Clark’s Chicken Dijon

Melissa Clark I love Melissa Clark and not only because she has the 5th most popular post on Chewing the Fat…see            http://www.chewingthefat.us.com/2011/05/melissa-clarks-mothers-recipe-for-thyme.html).  She consistently creates truly accessible recipes for readers of her  New York Times weekly column “In the Kitchen with […]

Curry-and-Yogurt-Braised Chicken adapted from Grace Parisi of Food and Wine Magazine

Food and Wine’s Grace Parisi          We love a good curry at our house.  It’s warming and satisfying on all levels.  This particular recipe is the product of that master chef at Food and Wine magazine, Grace Parisi.  What Grace has achieved here is a […]

Duck a l’Orange adapted from Jacques Pepin’s recipe in Food and Wine

         Duck a l’Orange lives in our memory as one of our first introductions to restaurant food.  In Montreal, where we lived, it was fairly ubiquitous on the city’s better menus.  We loved it for its sweetness and its crunch.  For the dark duck meat […]

Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry Or Lomo Saltado

At the Mercado Central in Santiago, you can dine on all the fresh seafood from the market… even if you’re not entirely sure what it is.          I’ve had the good fortune to travel to South America several times.  But I have only touched down […]

Jamie Oliver’s Steak with Herbed Salsa and a recipe for Sweet English Peas

          Food and Wine devoted their entire March 2011 issue to Healthy Recipes.   And I’m happy to say, they also included something called “A Week of Healthy Wines” in which their Executive Wine Editor, Ray Isle, set out to spend a week of healthy […]

Lauren’s Roast Chicken and a side of Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Horseradish Dressing

       They say that the mark of a good cook is whether they can deliver a perfect Roast Chicken.  Perfect…as  deeply juicy and tender meat covered with the crispest and crunchiest skin.  Frankly, I have never been satisfied with my Roast Chicken.  I’ve tried […]

The Chef’s Diet Secret: Turkey Chili

      Quite honestly, to me ground turkey is one of life’s bigger turnoffs. In order to achieve its undoubtedly low calorie profile, every possible bit of fat has been given the heave ho leaving the cook desperate for ways to make it palatable.  Have […]

Chili-Lime Crab Salad with Tomato and Avocado

 This post was first published 5 years ago this week.   Since the temperature in the East won’t go under 90 for the next four days, it seemed a perfectly appropriate time to re-publish it.  It requires no cooking at all, takes under 30 minutes […]

Turkey Meat Loaves with Red Pepper Sauce

         I first wrote this post way back in 2010 when the blog was still quite new.  This year, Memorial Day put a crimp in my writing as we were up to our ears in gardening and celebrating the start of our […]

Coriander Dusted Roast Beef

When I was growing up in Canada, Sunday was almost invariably the day when a giant roast beef would appear at the dinner table surrounded by crisp, brown roasted potatoes.  My personal preference was to eat as much rare roast beef as my father would […]

A Quick and Easy Weeknight recipe: Orecchiette with a Veal, Caper and White Wine Sauce.

There are plenty of people I’d love to spend time cooking with: My heroes like Tyler Florence, who seems to make everything I like. Ina Garten, who makes everything look so effortless.  Thomas Keller who makes everything look well, so, complicated.  But I’d have to […]