This recipe makes a great dinner for when you don’t know what to make—just head to the pantry, snag a few cans of salmon, and dinner is almost done!
Popovers are wonderful for Sunday morning breakfast with jam or apple butter or honey.
The master recipe for the ur-beer-can chicken, the showstopper that will dazzle your family and friends.
With two eggs on hand, you can make a fried egg banh mi (banh mi trung) -- breakfast for many people and my own favorite anytime food.
Cabeza--or beef cheek--tacos are some of the best things this planet has to offer as food.
Grate 2 sweet potatoes (I don't bother peeling).
An autumn supper in a bowl, this is a "sauce" that you roast in the oven in about 30 minutes: chunks of sweet squash, roasted herbs, and greens. Add half-and-half, toss with hot pasta and cheese, and you have a great sell to the anti-vegetable contingent.
Our wine-making pal, Nan Bailey, is the local Tom Sawyer. At harvest time at her Alexis Bailey Vineyard we are all invited to lunch, but first we have to pick. Kids and bees are everywhere, and appetites build to farmhand stature by noon.
Who would imagine browning deviled eggs to caramelize their edges and crisp their fillings? What a sensual turn with a hard-cooked egg. We owe the idea to Jacques Pépin and his memoir, The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen. The inspiration comes from war-torn France and a recipe born of scarcity that Jacques' mother created during World War II, though you'd never know it when you pick up your fork. This is the kind of double-edged story that we love to find in the things we eat.