Spinach Rice from Diane Kochilas

Spinach Rice from Diane Kochilas

Ikaria is the tribute by Diane Kochilas to the native island of her family. Sunny, dry, even dessert-like, Ikaria is a land that requires hard work and careful management of daily resources. The recipes here could stand as the core for a Mediterranean diet: “simple”...
Cookbook Review: Breakfast Bowls

Cookbook Review: Breakfast Bowls

For most of us, our early life has us eating breakfast out of a bowl. I ate Kellogg’s corn flakes by the boxload. I added some sugar to them, of course.  I am old enough so I can remember a “new” product: frosted flakes. I added sugar to those to. I had an inattentive...
Shumai: Japanese-Style Shrimp Dumplings

Shumai: Japanese-Style Shrimp Dumplings

My local Japanese restaurant is wonderful. I walk in and even before I have sat down, I can hear the bottle of beer being opened and the back a voice in the kitchen shouts, “Shumai! Double order.” This appetizer is ubiquitous in Japanese restaurants for a very simple...