In western Sicily, couscous is often served as an appetizer. Here, a bounty of local seafood—swordfish, shrimp, calamari, and mussels—is piled on top for a hearty main course. The cooking liquid, a fragrant tomato-seafood broth, is rich and flavorful, so be sure to serve the seafood and couscous doused with plenty of it—the couscous will […]
I have a primal weakness for the combination of sweet and salty flavors. I still remember the first time I combined some of my granddad’s spicy breakfast sausage with pancakes and Karo syrup on my fork and took them down in one bite. I was a very young child, but I became a devout believer […]
Butter is a misnomer, here. This is really a thick, warm-spiced apple sauce. While it’s cooking away in the slow cooker, the house will smell like autumn; we love that. Our region has so many wonderful pick-your-own apple farms. Grab some local honey while you’re there to pick a bushel (or two) of apples.
This dessert is a big hit at parties in the Hollywood Hills, especially in the cooler months. It’s probably one of my most deceptive desserts—everyone thinks it’s complex to prepare, but it’s one of the simplest desserts in my repertoire. When the bread pudding is firm to the touch, you know it’s done. From Quick […]
Anthony’s guilty pleasure in the summer is Prosecco. He also likes to keep things simple. By adding wild hibiscus syrup to a glass of Prosecco, you’re elevating the Prosecco, while eliminating the need for additional syrups or flavorings. It’s bare-bones simple, yet elegant at the same time. We’re imagining this sparkling cocktail being served at […]
Grab your kitchen torches, for this totally do-able summer custard! Inspired by a restaurant dessert and his favorite sea salt caramel gelato, Chris Prosperi created a beautiful caramel crème brûlée with a sea salt sugar “crust” on top.