As I promised in the original risotto post the possibilities are endless. The inspiration for this one were two Bulgarian classics – tomato rice (домати с ориз) and leeks rice (праз със ориз)
Banitza (also known as bоrek in Turkish, and tiropita in Greek) is a phyllo dough pastry with eggs, feta cheese and lots of butter. It is one of the few dishes that small kids and adults delight in equally.
This recipe is something I recently reverse engineered from an old memory. In the distant summer of 2000 I visited my dear childhood friend Gergana in Narbonne – in the south of France, and she took me to a seasonal restaurant in middle of a vineyard called Le Souquet’s. I had magret de canard au…
Thanksgiving is my favorite American holiday – I fell in love with it when my college friend James MacLachlan took me to my first Thanksgiving celebration at his family’s home in Mechanicsburg, PA in 1991. My idea of time well spent is cooking all day, and Thanksgiving is a good excuse to cook for 2…
This is another recipe that came from a cooking class with my fiends at Truffle Shuffle. You can cut the paste in different width – linguine, pappardelle.
Some years ago my dear friend Luben was visiting from NYC, and he offered to cook “the perfect chicken” that he had mastered from the NY Times (I think). Еver since, when we make roast chicken at home, it is referred to as “Luben’s perfect chicken”.
This piece of Americana gets a sophisticated upgrade with the addition of truffles. Recipe is courtesy of my friends at Truffle Shuffle. You can watch the entire cooking class on their web site. Mac & cheese may be kids food, but save this one for yourself!
Miso glazed black cod is a signature dish at many Southeast Asian restaurants. Black cod is one of my favorite types of fish – it is delicate, flakey and delicious. Check out the other black cod recipes: Black cod over tomato-saffron risotto and Black cod with caramelized fennel and Manila clams in tomato-fennel-saffron broth.
Cauliflower is one of the most under-appreciated vegetables. It is great sautéed or roasted, and is a great vehicle for pungent spices and strong flavors – like curry.
This mushroom stew is very much the vegetarian equivalent of beef bourguignon. Gather whatever medley of mushrooms you can find + a bottle of cheap red wine = delicious dinner. I served it over creamy polenta (found in the Squab glazed with port reduction with creamy polenta recipe)