1 pint strawberries, quartered 4 large egg yolks 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup sweet Marsala wine Divide strawberries among 4 small bowls. Beat together yolks, sugar, and Marsala in a large metal bowl with a whisk or handheld electric mixer Read on!
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 strips bacon, cut into lardons (optional) 1 pound carrots (about 4 large), peeled, cut into 3×1/4×1/4-inch sticks 1 pound large parsnips, peeled, halved lengthwise, cored, cut into 3×1/4×1/4-inch sticks Coarse kosher salt 2 tablespoons Read on!
My grandmother, a staunch conservationist and environmentalist way before it was cool, was also the most frugal person I ever knew. Famous for birthday cards that didn’t open–“Happy Birthday to a Girl Who’s . . . “–once you tear the Read on!
Late spring, 1981. Sitting on the side of the pool at the YMCA, the sound of distant thunder in the background, whispering through gritted teeth, “Please don’t rain, please don’t rain, please, please don’t rain.” The skies grew darker with Read on!
Driving down 290 one wet, drippy day last winter, I noticed a warehouse, empty, abandoned, and desolate, with the word “wool” painted on the side, atmospherically faded, close to disappearing. We love that look in Austin–faded remnants of a rural, Read on!
1/2 cup French (small) green lentils 2 cups water 3/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped (2 cups) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 pound kale (preferably Tuscan; sometimes labeled “lacinato”) 3/4 pound dried short Read on!
Adapted from Tender v. 1, by Nigel Slater. The Tzatsiki sauce is also excellent on grilled lamb & chicken! 2 cups cooked chickpeas, drained 2 cloves garlic 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. ground coriander 1/2 tsp. paprika 1 egg Read on!
For lemon oil 1/2 cup neutral vegetable oil (I like grapeseed) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh lemon zest (from 2 lemons, grated with a rasplike Microplane zester) For carrot orange sauce 1 c. fresh carrot juice 1 Read on!
For risotto: 6 cups chicken stock 2 cups hot water 3/4 stick unsalted butter, divided 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup) 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 pound Arborio rice (2 1/2 cups) 2/3 cup dry white wine 1/2 Read on!