Turbot has become my new favorite fish. At first blush, it’s light, mild, and delicate. But a heartbeat later you realize its meaty, dense, and packed with beautiful flavor. Pair it with this seasonal and politely assertive sauce and you’ll really get your loved one’s attention on a cold December night. Most importantly, the ingredients… Read More Early Winter Heaven | Turbot with Chanterelles and Melted Parsnips
It’s been so rainy today that everything in sight is a variation of green: the yet-to-be-mowed grass. The budding trees. The trembling stalks supporting the heavy heads of daffodils. My dinner of orecchiette bathed in butter, chartreuse leeks, backyard mint and verdant parsley. Tiny pasta ears cradle pale green edamame, the whole bowl crowned with… Read More Meatless Monday | Orecchiette with Leek and Pea Shoots
I was so excited to be invited to a cool little supper club started by a friend here in Columbus. The ingeniously-themed meet up was entitled Showcase of the Crusted Arts. Meaning bring something with a crust on it somewhere. The smart and gracious hosts cooked up a beautiful whole striped bass in a salt… Read More Potluck Party | Crab Pot Pie with Pimento Cheese Biscuits
There are fireworks on New Year’s Eve for a reason. It’s a time for the best we’ve got. A dinner like this requires a lot of you. But oh my, is it worth it. And the one you make it for will think so, too. And I’m sure they’ll be grateful. I cooked a lot… Read More “Wow” | Crab, Leek and Ricotta Rollatini (with Truffles)
How do you make this soup? Well, first you take a leek… What can I say? It’s a favorite around here. Let me know if you want the recipe for this week’s lunch.
Awww. I live in the midwest! I feel happy about that! Most people confuse Ohio with Iowa. But whatever, even Ruhlman (who is from Cleveland) visited here last weekend and was, I think it’s safe to say, gobsmacked by how great it is in little ol’ Columbus. (It’s in Ohio, not Iowa, people.) So. Dinner tonight was… Read More Low Country in the Midwest | Ooh, Lah Lah Shrimp & Grits
Cherub, 3 (and a half now! she’ll tell you), was a big helper in the kitchen tonight. And as a result, she totally nom’ed her dinner. It didn’t hurt that one of her favorite things to eat is hummus anyway. We made some homemade tonight since we had leftover chickpeas from last night’s dinner. I served her… Read More Get That Baby in the Kitchen | Homemade Hummus