November 19, 2012 |
Turns out you're never too old to call your mother about a recipe. And regret it. We begin when I decide to cook a nice meal for Daughter Francesca, because we're about to start book tour. We eat french fries for dinner every book tour, and it's worth writing an entire book for an excuse to eat french fries. But if I eat french fries without being on a book tour, I start signing things. Occupational hazard. To stay on point, I decide to make eggplant parm, which I haven't made in years.
October 18, 2012 |
SHE'S THE Italian mother we all wish we had - making delicious dishes for friends and family. Her cakes steal the show at bake sales. She's Giovanna Damiani, who grew up in a small area outside Naples, Italy, and came to the United States in 1946. At her recent 90th birthday party, guests spanned four generations and included a friend from Brooklyn, N.Y., whom Damiani had worked with in Italy during World War II. A highlight was the signed Carlos Ruiz T-shirt she received. He's her favorite Phillie.
May 17, 2012
2 cups celery stalks, cut crosswise in 1-inch lengths 2 1/2 cups white sauce, as described in the oyster bisque 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1/2 cup grated cheese, such as Gruyere or Parmigiano-Reggiano 4 tablespoons butter Salt 1. Boil the celery in salted water until tender. Drain, and mix with white sauce and grated cheese. 2. Butter a dish with half of the butter. Add the celery/sauce/cheese mixture, cover it with bread crumbs, and dot it with the other half of the butter.
April 26, 2012 |
For garlic bread crumbs (makes more than needed for recipe): 12-ounce loaf of (sourdough or baguette) day-old bread, sliced. ½ cup garlic oil For mushrooms: 3 cups fresh mixed mushrooms (oysters, maitakes, shiitakes, beech, king oysters) 3 tablespoons olive oil, for roasting mushrooms For macaroni: 5 cups milk ½ large yellow onion, chopped, about 1 cup 2 garlic cloves, smashed with the flat side of a knife, skin left on 4 parsley sprigs 4 fresh oregano or marjoram sprigs 3 fresh thyme sprigs 3 bay leaves 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons softened butter (for buttering dish)
February 23, 2012 |
An excerpt from the blog "My Daughter's Kitchen. " Eggplant parmesan has always been one of my favorite foods on this Earth. There are not too many versions I don't love, paper-thin slices stacked high, rounds breaded and fried and baked in a casserole, even thick chunks of eggplant roasted and drizzled with sauce and cheese. My daughter inherited my love of eggplant, but really preferred the traditional version, breaded and layered with cheese and sauce. But since she has celiac disease, we had to come up with a gluten-free version.
June 16, 2011 |
Food Network chef Tyler Florence never overlooks the little things in life. In 2009, he whipped up Sprout, a successful organic baby food line (available at select Wegmans and Whole Foods), and just this month, he released a kid-focused cookbook, Start Fresh: Your Child's Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating (Rodale Books), geared toward parents who are busy but who actually have tastebuds. We couldn't resist this crowd-pleaser remake, nor the fact that you get a complete meal on one pan. Halibut Fish Sticks With Green Beans and Potatoes Serves 4 adults or 6 kids 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1 pound skinless halibut fillet, cut into 1-inch-wide fingers 1 cup panko bread crumbs 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 pound assorted baby potatoes, scrubbed and quartered 1/2 pound green beans 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
March 3, 2011
Here are recipes adapted from Genuine Food: Down-to-Earth Cooking for People Who Love to Eat . The fruit plays off the rich gaminess of the lamb and the spices add a subtle background flavor in this Moroccan-inspired dish. Serve for a weeknight dinner with a green salad and basmati rice or as a starter for a dinner party. The best part is that you can prep the onions ahead and pop them in the oven before dinner. ROASTED SWEET ONIONS STUFFED WITH GROUND LAMB AND APRICOTS 4 medium Vidalia onions 1 1/2 cups chicken stock 1/2 cup dried apricots (about 16)
March 18, 2010 |
Nhu Huynh, a clinical oncology nutritionist who works with Chef Jack Shoop at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America facility in the Northeast, recommends a diet high in lean proteins, fruits and vegetables for everybody. For cancer patients, Huynh prefers baking, boiling or grilling foods, because digesting fried foods requires extra enzymes that may be deficient in a patient's system. Nutrient-rich soups and smoothies also are easier on a delicate digestive system. Herb and spice marinades add flavor and some have cancer-fighting properties, Huynh said.
October 16, 2008
Q: Is there a difference between calamari and squid? My whole family enjoys fried calamari and I was told that they are interchangeable. I use a mixture of egg and bread crumbs, dipping the calamari in egg first, then bread crumbs. Is there another method for crispy calamari? - Julie V. A: The word calamari is the plural for calamaro , which is the Italian word for squid. So anyone who hasn't had too many alcoholic beverages along with their calamari would obviously think that since calamari is the Italian word for squid, they must be one in the same.
September 4, 2008
Bring the tastes of Arctic Avenue to your house with these recipes from Barbera Seafood Market. DOM'S FAMOUS GARLIC CRABS 1 dozen cleaned crabs 1 cup olive oil 1 stick butter 10-12 cloves minced garlic Old Bay Seasoning to taste To clean crabs, remove top shell and run under water thoroughly to remove all dirt inside and on the surface of the crab. Sprinkle crabs with Old Bay. Melt butter with olive oil in sauce pan. Lightly cook garlic over low heat. Sauté crabs in pan with garlic mixture for about 15 minutes.