reworking and enjoying french classics
i learned a lot today.
an informal gathering of friends around some korean-inspired food.
this recipe was supposed to be part of a new recipe section based on a series of dinner parties that i have planned, but we got about ten inches of marvelously fluffy snow by dinnertime on saturday and nobody was going anywhere. instead, K and i enjoyed a cozy night with ourselves, drinking wine, watching… Continue reading winter borscht
i hope, my dear readers, that you enjoy reading about pasta as much as i am fascinated by making pasta. one of my recent resolutions (if you will) was to apply the motto, “buy materials, not things,” to as many areas of my daily life as possible. one of those areas, for better or for… Continue reading pasta test kitchen no. 1
even though i grew up watching the lady and the tramp get romantic over a big plate of spaghetti, i have thoroughly resisted assenting to the popular association of american-italian cuisine with fine dining. pasta, red sauce and a sommelier don’t trigger thoughts of a sexy time for me. this is not to say that… Continue reading hearty italian braised mushrooms