May 17, 2013
Editor's note: Here's a recipe from the new cookbook Vedge: 100 Plates Large and Small That Redefine Vegetable Cooking , with Rich Landau's commentary.Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold in July 2013. BRUSSELS SPROUTS were one of my personal challenges when we opened Vedge; I was never very fond of them. But as we prepared to open a vegetable restaurant, I vowed to prepare any vegetable, even ones I didn't like very much, in ways everyone could enjoy.
May 16, 2013
Makes 11/4 cups 3 ounces arugula (about 2 cups, packed) 1 tablespoon lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup roasted Marcona almonds 1/4 pound Manchego, grated (11/2 cups) 2 small garlic cloves Sea salt, to taste 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1. Place everything but the olive oil in a food processor or blender and combine until roughly chopped. Then, with the blade running, slowly add the olive oil until the mixture is well combined.
May 9, 2013
Makes 6 to 8 servings For the croutons 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups rustic bread, cut into 1-inch cubes Salt and freshly ground black pepper For the chicken 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to 3/4-inch 1 teaspoon olive oil For the dressing 2 garlic cloves 2 anchovies Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/2 teaspoon Worcester- shire sauce 1 egg, coddled (see note) 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 heads romaine let- tuce, outer leaves discarded, inner leaves washed and dried 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved with a vegetable peeler 1. To make the croutons: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
April 18, 2013
Makes 2 cups, or about 10 servings 1 5-ounce box of baby arugula 3 tablespoons pistachios 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons black pepper 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar Salt (to taste) With mixer or blender, puree arugula and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add pistachios and puree. Add remaining ingredients - oil last - and puree again. - Courtesy of McCaffrey's Per serving: 121 calories, 2 grams protein, 2 grams carbohydrates, trace sugar, 12 grams fat, 2 milligrams cholesterol, 78 milligrams sodium, trace dietary fiber.
March 24, 2013 |
I'm a big fan of combinations, like soup and sandwich. Peanut butter and jelly. Spaghetti and meatballs. You may detect a pattern. Carbohydrates are the leitmotif. Or maybe the heavy motif. One combination I never thought of is jeans and moisturizer. Lucky for women, marketing has thought of that for us! You may have read the news story reporting that Wrangler is selling a line of jeans that embeds microcapsules of moisturizer in the fabric, which evidently explode on impact with your thighs and moisturize them.
March 15, 2013 |
Classic stuffed flounder is reimagined with a meatier fish, cod, and served with a salad of crab, corn, scallions, and pineapple. Cod With Corn, Crab, and Pineapple Salad 4 servings For the salad: 5 ounces chopped, cored pineapple 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar Salt Fresh black...
March 14, 2013
Makes 8 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 4 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 5 thyme sprigs 1 bay leaf 2 teaspoons salt 3 cups water 1 cup broccoli florets 3 medium zucchini, cut into small dice 1 can (15.5 ounce) diced tomatoes 2 cups kale, ribs removed, and coarsely chopped Two cubes of chicken bouillon, or more to taste 1 can (15.5 ounces) cannellini beans, with liquid Grated Parmesan cheese, for serving 1. Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
February 27, 2013 |
Pour on the olive oil, preferably over fish and vegetables: One of the longest and most scientific tests of a Mediterranean diet suggests that this style of eating, even loosely defined, can substantially reduce the chance of heart-related problems, especially strokes, in older people at high risk. The study lasted five years and involved nearly 7,500 people in Spain. Those who ate Mediterranean-style with lots of olive oil or nuts had a 30 percent lower risk of major cardiovascular problems compared with those who were told to follow a low-fat diet but who did not, in reality, cut out much fat. Mediterranean meant lots of fruit, fish, chicken, beans, tomato sauce, salads, and wine - and little soda, baked goods, and red meats.
February 14, 2013
Makes 8 to 10 servings 1 onion, peeled and quartered 6 ounces (approximate- ly 11 slices) bacon or pancetta Small handful fresh parsley 1 clove garlic, peeled 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups lentils, brown or green, rinsed 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, plus 12/3 cups cold water to rinse out 2 bay leaves 21/2 quarts chicken or ...
January 17, 2013 |
THE ADAGE says "the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. " As newlyweds Eric and Autumn Levine discovered, that wisdom also applies to women. "When we first began dating, he made me these delicious scallops," said Autumn Levine. "I knew then he was a keeper, because I don't cook. " An attorney by day, Eric Levine enjoys cooking on nights and weekends. He has fond childhood memories of his mother's honey-mustard chicken and his father's grilling, but he didn't become interested in cooking until he hit college.