If you like crackly pan scraps, have an appetite for anything extra crispy, or if you prefer your food more darkly tanned than pale, then you must try making tahdig.

So light, creamy and fresh, the ravioli have the subtlest of sauces.

Here, we reduce sugar and vinegar with apple cores, for delicious, intensely-concentrated essence of fall. 

This is perhaps one of the most assertive, yet versatile ways to serve the simple shallot.

Membrillo is jellied quince confection, typically served with cheese and cured meats. Here, the apple cores, heavy with sweet and sour (agrodolce) syrup, inspire similar use.

Really a main dish cheesecake wrapped in incredibly buttery phyllo, the genius is in the shape -- a Bundt ring that stands golden and proud. 


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Making food that is Japanese at its core, in America

Daisuke Utagawa, co-owner of Sushiko, says he tries to instill the philosophy of Japanese cuisine into ingredients available in the U.S.