Only three pictures today but they epitomize the transition to summer. Strawberries Heirloom tomatoes Radishes Have a great weekend, folks.
I don’t cook Indian all that often, although after tonight’s dinner, that may soon change. Cauliflower Bihari — Cauliflower bathed in a gently spiced coconut gravy, and garnished with cilantro, […]
Opened in 2000, Blue Hill Washington Square is the creation of Chef Dan Barber. The restaurant occupies a landmark speakeasy dating from Prohibition, just a stone’s throw away from Washington […]
Skates are cartilaginous fish belonging to the family Rajidae in the superorder Batoidea of rays. There are more than 200 described species in 27 genera. There are two subfamilies, Rajinae […]
Spaghetti “carbonara” with ramps, wild arugula, parsley and mint Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. It’s not a real carbonara (which usually has raw beaten egg […]
Spanish mackerel escabèche, chickweed salad and black olive relish Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture. According to Wikipedia, an escabèche refers to a dish common in […]
Not everything that gets made in Spamwise’s kitchen comes out perfect the first time around. A case in point was my first attempt at a brunch dish I saw on […]
If only June were here sooner, then I wouldn’t have to look at hydroponic greenhouse tomatoes at the Greenmarket … or be entertained by thoughts of tomato confit. Thin spaghetti […]
Sunday vegetable plate Clockwise from left: Roasted root vegetables with black olive “persillade”; Spring greens with garlic, chiles and lemon Click here for a high-resolution version of this picture. Broccoli […]
This plate of pasta is deceiving. There’s enough butter and cheese present to choke a horse, not to mention the addition of soft-boiled pheasant and duck eggs. On the other […]
This isn’t seasonal (because the tomatoes in question were hydroponically grown in a greenhouse, and also because tomatoes aren’t due for another two months) BUT it is local. The shrimp […]
The use of dandelion greens as a food dates back for centuries. In France, the plants came to be known as dent de lion, or “lion’s teeth” in a reference […]
Roasted asparagus, poached farm egg and Vivace cheese This is a wonderful little appetizer that takes less than 20 minutes to make. Sliver asparagus, then toss with extra-virgin olive oil […]
The beauty in this dish is its simplicity. Ramps luxuriate in an olive oil bath with garlic, bay leaves and lemon peel. Sliced squid is added towards the end, briefly […]
RAMPS!!! — a/k/a Allium tricoccum or wild leeks. I’m one of their biggest fans. McIntosh apples from upstate New York Tulips Daffodils Spring has definitely arrived.
What a difference a month makes, eh? Earlier this week we had torrential downpours and today it was in the mid-60s. A few weeks ago it was the tail end […]