HOW TO SECTION A GRAPEFRUIT (with VIDEO)

Maybe “luxurious” is not a word you’d normally associate with grapefruit, but that’s how it feels to me when I have a big bowl of grapefruit sections chilling in the fridge, ready to enjoy. It takes some work to eat a grapefruit (no matter how you slice it!) but I’m going to show you a technique that I use for cutting grapefruits into sections that’s quick and easy, once you get the hang of it....more

MY ITALIAN COOKING VACATION

Hi! I just got back...more

GRILLED ZUCCHINI CAPRESE SALAD

Adapted from Cooking Light...more

BLACKENED FISH TACOS

Adapted from Cooking Light Blackened fish tacos is a happy dish – easy to make, festive, healthy, and scrumptious! Blackening is an extremely flavorful technique for cooking fish (or chicken or beef). It’s also super quick and easy: brush the fish with oil or butter; sprinkle with spices; sear in a very hot Cast Iron Skillet...more

SYRIAN SPINACH SOUP

Healthy Mediterranean food, with fresh seasonal ingredients, defines Syrian cuisine. Where I live, in New England, spring green is abounding. My reliable (insuppressible) mint plants are back in full force, attempting to vanquish the entire herb garden ....more

THE ART OF FOOD

For the past 8 months I’ve been helping to plan an event called “The Art of Food.” ...more

KOREAN BEEF LETTUCE WRAPS

Looking for an over the top appetizer? An explosion of flavor? ...more

YAKITORI CHICKEN

Yakitori is one of the oldest and most popular traditional Japanese dishes. It’s a casual dish, great for after work with a beer or for a laid back party. Bite-sized pieces of chicken, chicken parts, meat or vegetables are skewered and cooked over a charcoal grill or an open flame, and glazed with a sweet teriyaki sauce ....more

7 FLAVOR PRECIOUS CHICKEN

Have you ever noticed how the names of dishes on Chinese restaurant menus often evoke scenes or emotions, rather than describing what’s in them? In contrast American restaurants are often extremely literal in their menu item names – including details like the name of the farm where the animal who’s meat you’re eating lived, and every ingredient of the sauce, accompaniments and garnish. I’m not knocking that at all – I like knowing all those things ....more

BEST MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH RECIPES

Food is a great way to say “I love you.” ...more