Chef Mehmet Gürs of Istanbul’s Mikla restaurant pairs lamb shanks with an eggplant purée that has the unexpected—for Turkey, at least—addition of béchamel and Gruyère cheese, a nod to his classic European training. Excerpted with permission from Saveur magazine Feb. 2016, Issue #181 Recipe by Mehmet Gürs Photo by Christina Holmes Food Styling by Eugene […]
Credit for this dish goes entirely to our corporate fixer, Rusty Boyd. You see, restaurants that survive very long all end up in cycles. Staffs change, leadership changes, and every so often, you find yourself in a rut. Morale turns poor, leadership is ineffective, quality suffers, things just need a shot in the arm. Rusty […]
Cooking Solo author Klancy Miller shared her recipe for this beautiful cake, because, well. . .you have to have friends over!
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 […]
Late one night after a theater performance in New York City, we went to an Italian bakery for dessert and coffee. The woman behind the counter was definitely bleary-eyed. We asked for a couple of cannoli, as well as a slice of vanilla cake with a warm cherry sauce ladled on top. She poured the […]
Think of this as breakfast morphed into dessert: maple syrup, bacon, waffles—if they were served with vanilla malt! This is a stellar pairing of flavors, nothing held back. Don’t even think of using a fine-grade maple syrup like light or even medium amber. Go for the robust, dark stuff to stand up to the excesses. […]