Ratatouille Click here to view a large-size version of this picture. This version contains Japanese eggplants, Hungarian wax peppers and rocambole garlic, along with the usual onions, red bell peppers […]
Pasta with cow’s milk ricotta cheese, plum tomato, extra-virgin olive oil and mint There’s a luscious creaminess that only fresh ricotta cheese can provide. Sweet, ripe tomato, chopped mint and […]
Fava bean and Jersey tomato ragoût Click here to view a high-resolution version of this picture.
Baked rainbow trout, with quick pickled cucumbers; celery braised in […]
Sometimes meatless is the way to go. Indian vegetable plate Top — Red-bliss potatoes, fried in clarified butter with black mustard seeds, cumin and dried curry leaves Bottom — Dry-fried […]
I adore ricotta gnocchi, moreso than potato gnocchi. It has […]
Lamb’s quarters, also better known as pigweed, is a lovely spring green that when cooked has a flavor reminiscent of spinach. For tonight’s appetizer course, it’s paired with chopped Campari […]
Pasta primavera is a dish of Italian-American origin that usually consists of pasta and fresh vegetables. Occasionally, meat may be added such as chicken or shrimp, but the focus of […]
Poached farm egg over pan-fried potatoes, tomatoes and spinach with Indian spices Click here for a high-resolution version of this picture.
If you’re ever able to get asparagus as thin as this: it demands that you treat it as simply as possible. Follow that commandment and you can’t go wrong. Roasted […]
Linguine with spinach and ricotta — spinach and garlic sautéed in unsalted butter, cooked linguine, cow’s milk ricotta cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic chives Adapted from this […]
Red leaf lettuce and heirloom bean salad Click here for a high-resolution version of this picture.
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It exemplifies spring, regardless of the weather. There are many varieties of asparagus available — thick, thin, green, white and purple. Wild asparagus […]
Insalata di funghi Wild mushroom salad (oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, red leaf lettuce, shaved Parmesan cheese, extra-virgin olive oil, sea salt, black pepper) Click here to view a large-size version […]
Carrots are an essential staple of almost any kitchen. They […]
This is one of the easiest salads ever, and it takes 20 minutes to make (including prep). Roasted asparagus, poached farm egg and Parmesan cheese