January 29, 2009

Years ago there was a Friends episode where Monica was guarding a secret family chocolate chip...

January 14, 2009
malfatti

For such an amazingly good dish it has such a pessimistic name: malfatti. In Italian, malfatti...

January 12, 2009
pate

I love hosting cocktail parties, and the best advice I was given from a catering master for...

January 7, 2009
souther meal

We're happy to welcome Chris Barber, LA-based artist and food lover, as one of our new guest...

January 6, 2009
mangalitsa

I'm ashamed to say that my gifts to Barnaby this year were a bit self-serving: a fancy waffle...

December 25, 2008
crab cioppino

For as long as I can remember we've always had crab cioppino on Christmas Eve. It was a...

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...

December 1, 2008
Lamb Spare Ribs with Kabocha Puree and Walnut Pesto

A few weeks ago we drove out to Walla Walla to do a little early spring release wine tasting. At...

November 26, 2008
Chicken Fricassee

Chicken fricassee is a classic chicken stew, typically so thick that it's almost a sauté. This...

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...

October 20, 2008

I'm a big Donna Brazile fan. So you can imagine my excitement when I heard she would be the...

October 17, 2008
Best Ever Lemon Roasted Chicken

Many years ago in a bookstore in Portland, Oregon, we were fortunate to attend a book signing by...

October 15, 2008
Impossibly Easy Cheeseburger Pie

Lest you think we eat only gourmet meals each and every night I thought I'd prove otherwise....

October 7, 2008
Russian Tea Cookies

One of my favorite (and easy!) cookie recipes is Russian tea cookies, also known as Russian tea...

September 14, 2008
Flax Oat Bran Muffins

These muffins are always a huge hit in our home. They're densely packed with good-for-you...

August 17, 2008
Grilled Tuna With Mango Salsa

I don't know what's better in this dish: the fresh tuna or the mango salsa? The fresh-from-...

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