There’s a lot of fancy food in this world, and then there’s shepherd’s pie, a rustic hodgepodge often made with leftovers, seldom made the same way twice and always satisfying.
Potato latkes and jelly doughnuts called sufganiyot are the most widely known Hanukkah dishes in America. But in Italy, the focus is decidedly on pollo fritto— crunchy, oil-kissed fried chicken.
This Persian take on a frittata is packed with bites of creamy sautéed eggplant and a bundle of fresh, green herbs.
Braised brisket began as poverty cuisine—a method of low-and-slow cooking that was capable of transforming a cheap, tough cut of meat into something desirable. Over time, it has become one of the most iconic dishes of the Jewish American kitchen.
Since stuffing rarely appears separate from Thanksgiving, it’s an inherently nostalgic and meaningful dish. I bake my stuffing on a sheet pan so the crispy-to-soft ratio is basically one to one.
This messy sandwich uses the meatiest of all vegetables: the Portobello, a thick juicy mushroom that’s not at all like the slimy canned ones I came to fear in childhood. Grilled with a bit of garlic and balsamic, a smoky umami infuses the entire mushroom.