April 2007

As the Romans Do

April 26, 2007

Want to know the secrets to how many Italians stay so healthy and happy?

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Mint Julep

April 26, 2007

This Saturday the Kentucky Derby runs. With it comes the ritual of drinking

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(adapted from Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day by Roy Finamore) Serves 4 Sumac, which is sold ground in specialty and Middle Eastern markets, comes from the brick- to dark purple-red berries of a decorative bush that grows wild throughout the Middle East and in parts of southern Italy. The slightly fruity, […]

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(adapted from Easy East/West Menus for Family an Friends by Madhur Jaffrey) Serves 8 2 teaspoons cumin 2 medium potato, peeled and diced 1 small onion, peeled and chopped 1 inch peeled, fresh ginger, chopped 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1 fresh hot green chili, chopped (optional) 3 c. shelled peas, fresh or frozen […]

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Join us as we launch our new online Cook the Book Club

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Mother’s Day is this weekend- let someone else cook for you. We’ve chosen a delicious, couldn’t-be-much-easier menu from our latest Cook the Book Club pick, Roy Finamore’s wonderful new book: Tasty: Get Great Food on the Table Every Day. The photo above was taken by one of our favorite Flickr photographers girlhula. Click on the […]

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Serves 8 (adapted from Gourmet magazine, 2/06) Delicious, nutritious, and ready-in-a-flash, this soup is impressive enough to wow guests and hearty enough to satisfy a hungry family. Note: only true Parmigiano-Reggiano (one of the most imitated food products in the world) is what makes this a gourmet meal. Olive oil 2 c. frozen chopped onions […]

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True Confessions

April 19, 2007

We must divulge that, as an experiment, we took the risk of making a meal for 10 in less than half an hour

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(adapted from The Forage Press). This dish is easy enough for a weekday meal, yet elegant enough to serve for a dinner party with friends. If you can’t find ramps, use green leeks. Serves 4 1 1/2 lb. fresh salmon Juice of 1 orange or a few Tbls of bottled orange juice 2 Tbls. of […]

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Our source informed us that ramps, which appear only fleetingly in early spring

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