San Francisco Book Signing

SAN FRANCISCO BOOK SIGNING

I'll be at Omnivore Books in San Francisco this Thursday, March 14th from 6:30 to 7:30pm for a chat and to sign books. Copies of all...

Pad Thai

PAD THAI

Even though some think it's a cop-out ordering Pad Thai in a Thai restaurant, marking you as a newbie, I like it quite a bit. I do...

 
 
 
My Favorite Utility Knife

MY FAVORITE UTILITY KNIFE

I first wrote this post back in 2007. Yes, I know some of you may not have even been born yet, but I was well into my life as cook...

Grapefruit Vermouth Marmalade

GRAPEFRUIT VERMOUTH MARMALADE

When I arrived in Paris, I was surprised to see pink grapefruits as objects of such adulation. Métro billboard ads extolled the virtues...

 
 
 
Vietnam, Part 2

VIETNAM, PART 2

Hitting the road again, or the skies I should say (although we did one bus ride during our trip - more about that later...), we touched...

Vietnam

VIETNAM

I wrote a story in my next book about all the places that I'm supposed to go to, or want to go to, or should go to. For a long time,...

 
 
 
A Visit to Red Boat Fish Sauce in Vietnam

A VISIT TO RED BOAT FISH SAUCE IN VIETNAM

When I realized we were going to Vietnam, I decided not to start making lists of places to go or things to eat, like I often do. (I'm...

Escarole Soup with Beans and Meatballs

ESCAROLE SOUP WITH BEANS AND MEATBALLS

Soup is something I never order in a restaurant. I never really knew why it didn't appeal to me, but making this one make me realize...

 
 
 
Spiced Candied Almonds

SPICED CANDIED ALMONDS

I have a soft spot, or should I say, a crunchy spot, for candied nuts. I like it when they're baked to a crispy, golden brown, with...

French Apple Tart

FRENCH APPLE TART

It's the season for apple tarts, Fall, when the biggest bounty of apples shows up at the market. I've had to learn about all sorts...

 
 
 
Jeffrey Morgenthaler's Eggnog

JEFFREY MORGENTHALER'S EGGNOG

Eggnog wasn't something that I had a lot of nostalgia for. Sure, I've spent my life around eggs and milk, and cream, but when I drink,...

Slow, as it goes

SLOW, AS IT GOES

I wanted to end the year on a high note, namely, that I conquered the world of slow-cooking. But things didn't quite go as planned....

 
 
 
Crown Finish Caves

CROWN FINISH CAVES

Who knew there was a cheese aging cave in bustling New York City? New York City is known for a lot of things, but aging cheese isn't...

Cranberry Auberge cocktail

CRANBERRY AUBERGE COCKTAIL

I discovered this drink in The Auberge of the Flowering Hearth, a book I seem to reread every couple of years. Written by Roy Andries...

 
 
 
Should You Come to Paris?

SHOULD YOU COME TO PARIS?

A number of people have asked me if it's okay to come to Paris due to the demonstrations that have been taking place. The news media...

French Chocolate Cake

FRENCH CHOCOLATE CAKE

I remember when the flourless chocolate cake craze hit and all anyone could talk about were flourless chocolate cakes. Chocolate guru...

 
 
 
Tuna Zucchini Casserole

TUNA ZUCCHINI CASSEROLE

Someone was once trying out for a job at a restaurant I worked at, who cooked a meal that had a course that paired fish with cheese....

Paris Get-Together and Book Event

PARIS GET-TOGETHER AND BOOK EVENT

Join me this Sunday, December 2nd at La Cuisine cooking school in Paris for a get-together and book signing. The event will be held...

 
 
 
Concord Grape Shrub and Cocktail

CONCORD GRAPE SHRUB AND COCKTAIL

One of my favorite things, or some of my favorite things, I should say, are Concord grapes. I grew up eating them as a snack, as well...

Chocolate Pecan Slab Pie

CHOCOLATE PECAN SLAB PIE

Pecans are the great American nut and at no time of the year are they more in demand than around the holidays. There are a lot of different...

 
 
 



Italian Style Beef Wellington

Beef Wellington is a true delicacy often served on holidays and very special occasions that your dinner guests will find very impressive. Making a great Beef Wellington is... Read more ...

Chicken Liver Pate

Pâté sounds intimidating to make but this Chicken Liver Pâté recipe is simple and inexpensive yet has a magnificent flavor. This recipe combines the flavors of chicken livers... Read more ...

Tequila-Lime Marinated Angus Sirloin - Sound of Flavor

The Roasted Red Pepper Semolina Focaccia recipe in the latest video from POV Italian Cooking is packed full of flavor but still an easy bread to make at home. This Italian... Read more ...

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Light and fluffy gluten free Carrot Cake Cupcakes frosted with the most delicious orange cream cheese frosting Read more ...

Lemon Coconut Energy Bites

Lemon Coconut Energy Bites

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No-Bake Energy Bites with Dates

No-Bake Energy Bites with Dates

These easy and healthy no-bake energy balls are made in no time in the food processor. Infused with chocolate and coconut, they're the perfe Read more ...

Homemade Cheese Crackers

Homemade Cheese Crackers

These Homemade Whole Grain Cheese Crackers taste just like Cheez-its! They are easy to make and contains only 3-ingredients! Read more ...

Sweet Potato Patties

Sweet Potato Patties

Sweet potato patties are a simple side dish that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! So easy to make and packed with added veggies! Read more ...

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda Bread

This Whole Wheat Irish Soda Bread with Raisins is tender & cakey. Read more ...

No-bake Tiramisu Cheesecake

No-bake Tiramisu Cheesecake

No-bake eggless tiramisu cheesecake with ladyfingers dipped in coffee, coffee and lemon layer Read more ...

Slow Cooker Corned Beef

Slow Cooker Corned Beef

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with this delicious slow cooker corned beef. It's so simple to make - just throw your corned beef and vegetables Read more ...

Easy French Apple Cake - Low Fat

Easy French Apple Cake - Low Fat

This French apple cake is one of the easiest cakes to make. And the extra bonus: a low fat cake recipe made without butter or oil. Read more ...

Easy Southwest Chicken Bake

Easy Southwest Chicken Bake

This Southwest Chicken Bake is an easy chicken recipe perfect for dinner any night of the week. With just a few ingredients and one dish, yo Read more ...