“There’s not a THING in this house to eat!” I snap in frustration, pantry and refrigerator doors wide. This is hardly true, of course. My gaze travels over bottles of fancy vinegars, nut and olive oils, pasta, rice, flour, and Read on!
I have a confession to make . . . my kitchen is filled with processed food. Pancake mix, frozen waffles, canned chicken broth, prepared breadcrumbs, canned tomatoes, frozen vegetables, and all manner of little jars and bags of “flavor enhancers.” Read on!
After weeks of slow death by heavy food, my palate craves something spicy and vibrant, and only Thai food will do. Luckily, I’ve been schooled by the best teacher–Jam Sanitchat, owner of Thai Fresh. Her cooking classes reveal how easy Read on!
adapted from Beyond the Great Wall, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid 4 Asian eggplants 2 medium tomatoes 4 green onions 2 T toasted sesame oil 1 T minced garlic 1 T grated ginger 2 t salt 1/2-1 c homemade chicken Read on!
Food just tastes better outdoors. Breathing fresh air, drunk on sunshine and a slight breeze . . . I love a picnic. An al fresco repast can be as simple as cheese, bread & charcuterie, but if I can find Read on!
Summer might call to mind lazy afternoons by the swimming hole, the creaky slam of a screen door, and the distant sound of children running through sprinklers, but for those of us involved in the business of food, there’s a Read on!
Late-summer crops are always full of memories. Perhaps because I spent so much of my childhood summers in Louisiana with my grandparents, or perhaps just because summer cooking took over my grandmother’s life and filled her house with the steamy Read on!
Farming runs in Katie Kraemer and David Pitre’s blood. Katie’s father was a citrus farmer in California, and she says now, “I used to be so proud to write ‘farmer’ for my parents’ occupation when I had to fill out Read on!
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1 bunch basil 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, cut into cubes olive oil salt & pepper Combine tomatoes, mozzarella & basil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with a little red Read on!