Sure, you can buy kimchi at Asian markets and in the produce section of many supermarkets, but it’s easy—and satisfying—to make at home. You’ll need one special ingredient—gochugaru (Korean chile flakes), which you can purchase at a Korean market or online from Amazon.
Try this simple stew for your St. Patrick’s Day dinner, and make your family feel lucky. In this slow-cooker supper, Chris Prosperi swaps out the traditional cabbage in favor of its mini-cousin, Brussels sprouts.
A homemade fish stock can make the difference between a good chowder and a great chowder. It’s worth asking your fish monger to save leftover fish bones for this.
Beef-bone broth has become all the rage in recent years, due to the popularity of the Paleo diet, one that promotes eating lots of meat as well as this type of rich, nourishing broth. It is said to have all kinds of health benefits, since it’s rich in protein, gelatin, and anti-oxidants.
There are enough options in this beautiful soup to really make it your own (use guanciale or pancetta, Sicilian or European lentils, white or red wine, protein or vegetable stock, orange-flavored olive oil or not). But whatever you do, do not skimp on the orange or tangerine zest. That one bright element makes this a soup you won’t soon forget.