Stuffed Delicata Squash with Kale and Pinenuts

It is strange seeing winter squashes beside watermelon at the farmers market. Eggplant and enormous turnips. Sweet corn and cabbage ....more

Beet Salad with Preserved Lemon

Beet salads. I have to admit that I used to think of rendering fresh beets into smooth, juicy, orbs of crazy magenta was such a taxing chore that I reserved cooking beets for pre-determined occasions. A special side dish, for a special purpose ....more

Everybody Eats Dumplings (at the 13th Annual Dumpling Festival)

Old people eat dumplings. Babies eat dumplings. Big people, little people, smart people, silly people, black, white, Asian, Hispanic—all people eat dumplings ....more

Pepperoni Pizza Dumplings

Here’s another notch to add to a wall...more

Chicken with Cornell Sauce

My grandfather, father...more

Potato Salad with Sweet Corn, Peppers & Pickles

Every time I lacto-ferment something and it turns out well I breathe a huge sigh of relief. Home picklers out there, you feel me, too? Seriously, a few moldy “sauerkraut” experiments or squishy, pukey cukes all play into...more

Chicken and Eggplant Stir-Fry with Spicy Black Bean Sauce

I remember when eggplant, like portobello mushrooms, was...more

How to Make Preserved Lemons

Here’s a preview to a much more delicious post to come, one that actually uses the preserved lemons in a recipe. It’s always nice to dig deeper into the ingredients of a recipe, especially when they might seem exotic and elusive at first....more

Golden Beet and Cucumber Salad with Toasted Spices, Hummus and Pita

Summer’s a good time for a ‘mezze meal.’ With so many vegetables in season, you can easily pull together...more