This is something I will be making repeatedly throughout the summer. Roasted red bell peppers and eggplant, finely chopped, along with copious amounts of garlic and a bit of olive oil and salt. I was quite astonished to find the depth of flavor in something that truly only had four ingredients. Roasting is certainly what… Read More Good on Everything | Ajvar
Some days our family goes all veg, but it’s almost always by accident. It’s not until later in the evening when we think over what we ate that day do we realize it’s done. Meals like the one we made tonight are the main reason for it. We sometimes just don’t miss the meat. Food this good will satisfy… Read More A Vegetarian Dinner to End a Vegetarian Day
Indian food is something I’ve developed a taste for. To the point that I crave it regularly. I didn’t always. I didn’t understand it; it was a little too exotic. Now? Let’s be honest here: I love it. It has become a point of pride that I’ve tried to learn what I can about… Read More Brick Lane, Meet Persephone: A Seasonal, Weeknight Curry
Bread and butter. Strawberries and cream. Proenza and Schouler. Blomkvist and Salander. I’m not simply saying that some things go together, I’m saying that they complement each other, they amplify each other, and their sum is greater than their parts. Take, for example, eggplant and tomato. They grow together, they’re picked together, and most importantly, they create… Read More Perfect Pairings | Turbot in Aubergine Soup
I knew it was game day, I just didn’t make the traditional food for it. This is a novel spread for fall football entertaining because (well, it features lamb, but also!) each of these can be served either hot or room temperature. If it’s not your thing, give these dishes a try on a fall weekend when your favorite team has a bye.
First, tagine of lamb (we used lovely little lamb chops).… Read More Gameday in the Underworld | Lamb Tagine
Didn’t they always serve roast lamb on Sundays back in the Mad Men era? This Greek-inspired lamb shoulder with an olive sauce is worth all the trouble and forward planning you might have to do. Hades and I had a hankering for some lamb after the Greek Festival last weekend. Maybe with some olives. And… Read More Greek, Only Not | Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Olives