The tradition in the UK of fish battered and fried in oil came from Western Sephardic Jewish immigrants from Holland. Originating in Spain and Portugal and settling in England as early as the 16th century, they would have prepared fried fish in a manner similar to pescado frito, which […]
This sweet potato bread is like thanksgiving in a loaf pan, you’re welcome. Holiday feels, here we come!! Tastes like pumpkin pie, but its bread. It can be made sugar free and sliced and frozen. Then just pop a slice in the toaster for breakfast.
My favorite thing about molletes is that they’re an open-faced blank canvas, as simple as they are flexible. This version has all the essentials, and makes for a hearty on-the-go breakfast, but can easily be dressed up to become the star of a fabulous brunch—add chorizo or bacon for […]
The texture of aioli is more like butter than mayonaisse. In France it is referred to as “beurre de Provence (butter of Provence)”. Aioli sauce should hold it’s shape like butter when chilled. At room temperature it should be stiff, creamy, and not at all runny. When added to […]
The origin of cod fritters dates back to the 13th century, when King Fernando III besieged the city of Seville, causing food shortages. The besieged seized cargoes of cod and flour stored in the port. They seasoned these ingredients and fried them and the result served as food for […]
Bubble and squeak is a British dish made from cooked potatoes and cabbage, mixed together and fried. The food writer Howard Hillman classes it as one of the “great peasant dishes of the world”. The dish has been known since at least the 18th century, and in its early […]
Mexican Cornbread casserole has been one of my favorite weeknight meals to make. I love how simple this casserole is to put together. You can be flexible in this recipe—you could use any sausage instead of the hamburger meat in here. If you have a few extra leftover vegetables in […]
The first bite is going to be the same as the last bite. Nothing will get lost–everything in this lobster roll is equal. This is a delicious twist on a lobster roll with a handful of ingredients.
Yee Sang, Yu Sheng or Prosperity Toss is a refreshing appetizer consisting various ingredients that is served during Chinese New Year. This dish is believed to bring you abundance and prosperity. The tradition is to toss everything high and it is okay to make a mess. While you are […]
Chef Marc Murphy shares his ingenious way to elevate stuffed potatoes in his cookbook, Season with Authority. Marc recommends getting a female lobster: “You’ll need the roe for this dish, but if for some reason, you get male lobsters, just proceed with the recipe as is, minus the lobster […]
Traditional pho originated from Nam Dinh province on the northern Vietnamese coast, just 40 miles northwest of Hanoi. The dish was created during the 19th century French occupation—resulting in the permanent bonding of Vietnamese noodles and herbs with a French-influenced beef broth similar to pot-au-feu. In the 20th century, many […]
Melting Potatoes AKA Pommes De Terre Fondantes: Thick potato slices that are crispy and brown on the outside and creamy, soft in the middle. You will want to make these delicious potatoes again and again. They are crispy and brown on the outside and creamy on the inside, plus they […]
Skordalia is a beautiful Greek-style garlic dip that has a thick base of either day-old bread or mashed potatoes. This easy skordalia recipe is made of mashed potatoes and flavored with garlic, crushed almonds, and lemon juice. Extra virgin olive oil is the way to whip it all together […]
Mashed butternut squash and potato topping on a savory base of ground bison and vegetables make the ideal meal for a cold day.
A little of the comfort food of days gone by in the deep south. This recipe is one of those great Hanukkah dishes to celebrate the “Oil for Candles”
They say Auguste Escoffier created this dish in honor of the opera, La Belle Helen, but we chefs know the real reason. How else are you going to use up bruised pears in such a delicious and beautiful way?The cooking time depends entirely on the ripeness of the pears; I like […]
These are dangerously good! You must exert some self-control. Potato pirojki are one thing, but paired with the garlic dip… Oooh baby! $4-5 for 16 Piroshi’s. You can also buy these ready made with Spinach, Potato or Feta Cheese custom made from The Royal Market on Geary Street. Sam, the […]
Since there is no potato or starchy stuff, this is a good diet meal. Serve with 1/2 cup of rice and enjoy.