Crack open the champagne… prepare for a mind-blowing experience. Truffle butter lobster combines chardonnay, vermouth, shallots, heavy cream, ginger, mushrooms, and, of course, black truffle butter, available at gourmet stores and markets, or online from D’Artagnan. This recipe, from the cookbook, Fish, calls for traditional linguine, though you can make this dish gluten-free by using […]
What makes a chili unforgettable? When the meat and the right combo of spices are cooked slowly enough to make them melt into the sauce. This is the recipe that makes that happen, and the unsweetened cocoa powder addition is masterful, adding dark, dusky flavor. I first discovered this recipe in Cooking Slow, by Andrew Schloss, a […]
This soup is traditionally made with chicken stock, but here I used miso (fermented soybean paste) to give an intense flavor. Miso is like a vegetarian bouillon. Different types of miso range in strength and color Light ones are young and mild, while darker misos, which have been aged longer, are saltier, richer, and more […]
These melt in your mouth — nicely seasoned traditional deviled eggs, dipped in bread crumbs, a little egg and flour, then fried in peanut oil to give them a crispy exterior.
Since cocktail parties have gone the way of the DoDo bird, try a hot chocolate party instead. Everybody loves it, and you’re part of a long tradition — hot chocolate was reportedly served at Catholic mass in Spain ages ago. (And you thought folk mass was something?) (Faith Note: You can skip all this and […]