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Archive for January, 2012

A hot soup on a cold day is warm and satisfying, but let’s add some pizzazz. An extra garnish can elevate a homey soup into a memorable dinner. Be sure to add the garnishes to the individual soup bowls, not to the soup pot. Here are some examples: Add cheesy croutons to tomato bisque. Sear […]

Stew season is here, so I am celebrating cold weather with my favorite warm-up: a slow-cooked beef stew flavored with sweet raisins and honey and sour balsamic vinegar. Beef with Agrodolce Sauce 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds chuck roast or beef short ribs 1 onion, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 1 carrot, peeled and […]

Duck fat biscuits, which Wes Johnson (chef-owner of Salt) is teaching on January 10. Pizza with fig jam, prosciutto, and blue cheese, which Christie Maggi is teaching on January 14. Tuna confit salad with white beans, which Cassy Vires (chef-owner of Home Wine Kitchen) is teaching on January 18. Pave d’amour (a cake with two […]