Cauliflower, Leek and Sage Pie from The Savvy Cook

Cauliflower, Leek and Sage Pie from The Savvy Cook

In my recent review of The Savvy Cook by Izy Hossack, I noted one of the signature recipes that caught my attention: Cauliflower, Leek, and Sage Pie. Izy says that from October through April, she wants warm comfort food. Instead of a traditional British Chicken and...
Herbed Sea Bass and Potatoes in Broth from Jean-Georges

Herbed Sea Bass and Potatoes in Broth from Jean-Georges

This recipe comes from Home Cooking with Jean-Georges and it is a prototype of the elegant food you will find in his book. While we do cook fish at home, most of us tend to prepare it simply: a pan-fry or barbecue, the fish plated on its own, some sauce or lemon on...
Rustic and Delicious Peach Crostata from Suzi

Rustic and Delicious Peach Crostata from Suzi

Beautiful? I think so, but it surely typifies “crostata.” Rustic, basic, more easily made than a latticed pie. Suzi and I go for a crostata at the end of weekend spent hiking or gardening. We always want to complete the weekend with a smashing dessert. Often our...
Tangy Citrus Salsa from Coyote Pantry by Mark Miller

Tangy Citrus Salsa from Coyote Pantry by Mark Miller

At first blush, I think of salsa as a summer food, something to go with my chips and margarita on a summer afternoon. Or morning. But, when I stop to think about it, Suzi and I do salsa all year round. Dinner for us last night was a new margarita — so good I’ll blog...
Beef Shank with Garlic and Basil from Jennifer McGruther

Beef Shank with Garlic and Basil from Jennifer McGruther

I’m off to get the morning paper. The sun is out, no clouds in the sky. I step outside. I stop. I go inside and then return to the street with a jacket on. Fall has arrived. Time for warmer foods, fall comfort foods. From Broth and Stock by Jennifer McGruther comes...