Cilantro, Raisin and Almond Rice [Not my Grandmother’s]

Cilantro, Raisin and Almond Rice [Not my Grandmother’s]

  Have you ever done something that seemed strange, maybe wrong, but you did not know why and you just did it anyway? I really never thought about it growing up. My grandmother did it, taught me, and always seemed naturally comfortable doing it. It was one of my...

Green Beans with Toasted Almonds and Lemon

A couple of days ago I posted a blog about Lamb Chops with Black Currant BBQ Sauce. It’s a great recipe. Just one issue: what do you serve with it. You see, side dishes are perfect only when they meet the Goldilocks criteria: not too little, not too much, just right....

St. John’s Eve Pasta: Anchovy and Almonds

Mario Batali is a culinary legend, a bundle of energy who has had enormous impact on America’s culinary landscape. His capacity for activity seems boundless: television including Iron Chef, restaurants spanning the continent, personal appearances, cooking contests,...