I love to serve pale beans like cannellini or baby white limas as a warm salad, dressed with an emulsion of rosemary-and-thyme-infused olive oil, a little of their cooking liquid, and olives.

These tomatoes are just as katapliktiko (unspeakably fabulous) warm or at room temperature, so you could bake them earlier in the day.


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Buckwheat not dead: Healthy grain can make earthy dessert

People have a tendency to assume that just because something is good for you, it has to taste bad. But every now and then a blast from the past can bring a bland dish full circle. For Southern cook Sean Brock, the secret to getting a rich, earthy taste in savory and sweet dishes is buckwheat, the often-neglected ingredient that's become popular with cool cooks.