Whether it’s for Thanksgiving or for a weekend gathering, here’s one of our go-to, easy dips, inspired by the Maine restaurant Cleonice, where chef Rich Hanson loves to turn out food with a Mediterranean twist. (It could have forty pounds of cheese or butter, but just saying the word “Meditteranean” makes me think I’m eating […]
This is Sarah Leah Chase’s favorite recipe in her New England Open-House Cookbook—the one she makes when she wants to bowl over a crowd that shows up for her book signings. It’s a bruschetta descended from heaven—baguette slices topped with a divine combo of quartered figs, blue and mascarpone cheeses, sliced almonds, and pancetta!
What an unbeatable flavor combo, oil-cured black olives and fresh orange segments. PBS’s Lidia Bastianich told us on the show that this recipe is Sicilian, though we notice that the Provence region of France uses the same combination of flavors. (Their olives have a slightly different flavor.) Add the fresh crunch and color of radicchio […]
She’s a wizard with food. That’s a fact. Her cookbooks are remarkably reliable. A year ago, when I interviewed Ina Garten on Boston’s Symphony Hall stage, I told the audience of 3,000 people that reaching for her books is like reaching for happiness. In her most recent cookbook, Make It Ahead, she shares a sensational […]
From Faith: A little chopping, a sheet pan and an oven are all you need to turn out this glorious taste treat for Thanksgiving or, in my case, for any occasion. Our show volunteer, Marian Roy, dropped this one on us and after tasting it, Chris Prosperi started making it for his customers at Metro Bis […]
Barbara Kafka, a legend in the food world, created the single best roasted potato recipe we have ever eaten. She calls them “melting potatoes,” from her book Vegetable Love. In this dish, the potatoes act like rice in risotto, absorbing the butter, oil, and chicken stock. Faith’s experience is that they drive people wild.