My colleague Mike Vernal recently invited us to his house and we were sent off with a bag of fresh fava beans. Nothing says spring better than fresh fava beans and English peas. I have quite a few English peas recipes (Risotto with English Peas, Linguine with English peas, preserved lemons, and pancetta, Chilled English…
Category: side dish
Quince fruit is inedible raw but it makes a great preserve, and jam, and of course, membrillo. My grandmother used to make quince jam. You probably assumed she was a great cook who inspired my cooking passion. In a way she did… because she hated cooking and was an atrocious cook, so someone in the…
Truffled mac & cheese
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!
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.
White truffle gravy
Ok, this is definitely not your grandmother’s gravy. Hedonistic, decadent or 1% doesn’t even begin to describe this recipe… because you are not just shaving half an ounce of white truffles on top of something but you are using a whole pound of solid white truffles for the base of the gravy. Both the recipes…
Brussels sprouts with pancetta and lemon
This side dish is healthy (green vegetables) yet filling and decadent (pancetta). It can be made for thanksgiving, or as an accompaniment to any meat dish.
English peas purée with mint and Bulgarian feta
This is a great spring dish – that I love to serve with lamb.
Honey-glazed carrots with rosemary
Very easy to make side dish that can brighten up any meat entre. I make these for Thanksgiving every year.
This is a great and very versatile side dish that goes with any kind of meat or fish. It adds a nice touch of color and very healthy component to any meal
Potatoes with tomato sauce, olives and basil
This quick and easy side dish is a favorite for a weekend brunch.