Irish Cooking | Poached Salmon on Brown Bread

It’s a marvelous, make ahead kind of a lunch. Poach a bit of salmon the night before, bring along a slice of leftover pint bread, a tiny cup of homemade crème fraîche and add a few thin slices of onion, some fresh dill if you have it, a caper or two if you want.  It… Read More Irish Cooking | Poached Salmon on Brown Bread

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Scandinavian Crush | Sole and Vanilla-Scented Rutabaga

The culinary world is in love with Scandinavia.   The tiny, 42-seat restaurant Noma was named the best restaurant in the world last April.  Driven, innovative Marcus Samuelsson is a regular fixture in the Top Chef shows.  The cuisine as a whole has received a makeover of sorts. I first became acquainted with the basic aspects… Read More Scandinavian Crush | Sole and Vanilla-Scented Rutabaga

Winter Kitchen | Fritto Misto, Crudités and Bagna Càuda

Traditionally fritto misto is a dish of fried seafood and vegetables.  Last night, I lightened it up by leaving the vegetables uncooked for dipping into a luxurious sauce flavored with garlic and anchovies.  Bagna càuda loosely translates as hot bath.  Intensely flavored, it heightens the fresh crunch of vegetables that have gone for a quick… Read More Winter Kitchen | Fritto Misto, Crudités and Bagna Càuda

Holiday Party Detox | Tomatillo Salad with Oak-Grilled Snapper

By this point in the Holiday Season, we may be reaching our fill of cocktails and nibbles.  Here’s a light, fuss free, midweek meal, inspired by South Texas, that’s designed to give you a break between the Food Court, the office break room spread, and the eighth family feast this month.  Just arrange the salad,… Read More Holiday Party Detox | Tomatillo Salad with Oak-Grilled Snapper

Snowy Night | Warm Cabbage Salad with Simple Cod

Since I’ll be headed to warmer climes tomorrow to visit Demeter and Zeus in Texas, the next few posts will have a different feel.  Texas is famed, after all, for being “A whole ‘nother country”.  Posts will more than likely contain things such as enchiladas, nachos, margaritas, brisket and Shiner.  The stuff that still kind of runs through… Read More Snowy Night | Warm Cabbage Salad with Simple Cod