Among the greatest winter treats of any northern city are fresh roasted chestnuts, typically served by street vendors piping hot in cones of newsprint. But roasting chestnuts at home is actually very easy and yields results that rival those of any smoky street vendor. Start by picking firm, plump chestnuts from your local grocery store. […]
One of the best health-centric cooking teachers I know, Karen Lee, served potato pancakes at a party in The Hamptons to some guests who were gluten-free eaters. She went to an Asian market and bought chestnut powder to use instead of flour. When she passed the platters to the six of us, I tried them […]
From Faith: For the cocktail or beer-lover, I suggest the new double-walled glass that keeps the drink very cold, even as you hold it in your hand. Olive Oil makes a lovely present almost everyone will use; I think Ariston from Greece is affordable and of terrific quality for the money. (Sold at many markets or […]
Some families cook together. Other families sing together, and costumes are not out of the question. We present, All About That Baste!
From Faith — We just received word that the whole cluster Pinot Noir we recommended for Thanksgiving and is from Oregon is now sold out everywhere. Last night I tried a terrific Italian red that will go well with turkey and trimmings. It’s priced anywhere from $15 to $20, and it’s called Solane Santi Valpolicella […]