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Garlic Soup

Have you ever come home from work late at night, looked in your refrigerator, and seen that you don’t have much to work with? If you’re like me, that produces […]
Garlic Soup

Pasta For Dinner

If you’ve been following this food blog for a while, you may have noticed that there’s an inordinate amount of pasta dishes that appears throughout this blog. That’s because it’s […]

“Cacio e Pepe”

Pasta con cacio e pepe is one of the easiest of Italian pasta dishes to make. It’s just pecorino Romano cheese and freshly milled black pepper — a triumph of […]

Sopa de Ajo

Garlic isn’t an ingredient that people normally associate with soup. It’s a featured ingredient in this Spanish specialty that’s almost puritan in its simplicity. Sopa de ajo — Garlic soup […]

Meatless Fridays

Ricotta salata isn’t the same thing as ricotta cheese. It’s a sheep’s milk cheese; the curds and whey are pressed and dried before the cheese is aged. The result is […]

Greens 3

Spaghetti with cavolo nero, anchovy and garlic The sauce is a classical Italian treatment for greens. Make the sauce while the pasta cooks. Chop greens into a chiffonade. Heat olive […]

Monkfish 2

Pan-seared monkfish with citrus olive salsa, cavolo nero with crimini mushrooms and garlic Monkfish fillets are briefly seared in a cast-iron skillet with olive oil and sea salt, then finished […]

Midsummer Bounty

Some pix from this morning at Union Square Greenmarket. Some of what you see in this post will appear in meals throughout this week’s menu. Strawberries — Simple is best […]

Memorial Dinner

Caption titles are hard. 🙂 No complicated cooking after this weekend’s “adventure”. I had planned on writing something about the evolution of this blog, in conjunction with making polpetti for […]