Saturday, June 15, 2019

Classic Roasted Chicken

In reading Anthony Bourdain's follow-up to Kitchen Confidential (the book that made him), Medium Raw, there is a section where he basically vents on the...

Oxtail Soup

I have quite a few food memories while growing up. My mom had an extensive repartee of meals she would cook — some of...

Salsa and Guacamole

Some consider chips, salsa and guacamole an appetizer, but I think they make a great meal. In fact, my belly would much prefer if...

Potato Chip Chicken

I like fried food just as much as the next person — even had a home fryer once. I got rid of it because...

Pasta Carbonara with Ramps

Ramps. Ramps. Ramps. The best thing about spring is ramps. Because I grew up in the Southwest, I had never even heard of ramps....
Presenting steamed mussels and clams.

Mussels and Clams

I love all seafood, but I love shellfish the most. Whether it’s oysters on the half shell, king crab legs, whole Maine lobster or...

Onion Rings Two Ways

A friend had a small fryer sitting around and thought I might like to have it. She thought right. Years ago, my roommates and I...
Heirloom Tomato Salad

Baby Heirloom Tomato Salad

It’s simple. It’s tasty. It’s pretty. And it’s healthful. There’s really no reason not to make it. My local Trader Joe’s has had packages of...

Chicken and Mushrooms

Chicken and mushrooms just seem to go together. I guess mushrooms go with a lot of things. They are earthy, meaty, hearty and add...

Tequila-Lime Chicken Tacos

Tequila, lime and salt. A great shot and, believe it or not, also a great marinade for chicken. Everyone has an epic tequila story —...

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