Category Inspiration

Your 2020 Fall Cooking Bucket List Has Arrived: Recipes to Warm Your Heart and Soul

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. Here’s to soups and stews and savory, soul-warming food.

Medianoche Sandwiches

The perfect “midnight” snack, it’s easy to see how this sandwich became a staple of the Havana late night scene – after an evening of drinking, dancing and music, this is guaranteed to hit the spot. Also, they’re pretty darn good just for dinner.

Authentic Pesto Genovese

This is it. The real thing. Made according to the very specific instructions of the Genoese Pesto Societies.

Rustic White Bread

Unlike the Basic Artisan Bread which is a no-knead version that takes 24 hours to rise, this version takes about 4 hours start to finish. Ingredients: 1. 16oz All-Purpose flour (about 3 cups), plus perhaps another 1/2 cup for work surface kneading 2. 2 teaspoons Kosher salt 3. 3/4 teaspoon active dry or instant yeast […]

Bruschetta

This makes for a great appetizer or even a light dinner. Follow these tips to elevate your brushetta game from great to magnificent.

Pasta with Parmesan, Sage and Brown Butter

Pasta. Sage. Brown Butter. Parmesan. That’s it. This four ingredient pasta comes together in just a few minutes and is far greater than the sum of its parts.

Sheet Pan Salmon and Asparagus; Charred Lemon Butter Sauce

This one-sheet wonder will have dinner on the table in no time. The key is to cook the salmon low and slow in a steamy oven so that it retains maximum flavor and silkiness.

Classic Chicken Marsala

This classic American-Italian Dish is comfort food at it’s best. Crank up the Pavarotti, uncork a bottle of wine, and prepare yourself for a meal that will challenge the best New York Italian hole-in-the-wall joint any day. Best part? Easy: 30 minutes start to finish.

Charred Lemon Vinaigrette over Seared Ahi Tuna

Bright, piquant, light and refreshing; the perfect weeknight summer dinner. Serve with a roasted green vegetable and a glass of dry white wine and you’ve got yourself a real treat.

Mussels and Chorizo in Spicy Garlicky Tomato Sauce

This dish combines the bold flavors of Italy and Spain. Simple to make, hearty and delicious, this will likely make it into your regular rotation.