The garlic, dill, olive oil, acidic juices from the pickles and the crunchy pickles themselves really taste great together on an airy, crisp crust with melted mozzarella. Continue reading Dill Pickle Pizza . . . Seriously!
To set the mood for our Bastille Day dinner we decorated our home with bleu-blanc-rouge flags and relied on Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking for recipe inspiration. Continue reading Bastille Day Dinner Celebration
Hot meats, burgers and hot dogs from the grill and heavy, carbohydrate-rich side dishes tend to dominate outdoor barbecues in the summer. This fresh vegetable treat can bring some balance to your next barbecue. Continue reading Cool Cucumber Canapés
Dining at Alinea stimulates all of the senses (taste, touch, scent, sight, and sound) and explores elements of earth, wind, water and fire. Continue reading Beginning something new with Alinea
A peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich tastes like a tangy peanut butter sandwich. Continue reading Taste Testing the Great Depression?
The uniquely American cuisine of Creole and Cajun food in Louisiana influenced by French, Spanish, West African, Amerindian, Haitian, German, Italian, British and Irish influences made sense for this year’s dinner. Continue reading New Orleans inspired dinner with wine pairings for a cause
Torta Mortadella with mascarpone and ricotta icing spiced with marinated green olives, fresh parsley, and jalapeño pepper dusted with ground sweet chili pistachios. Continue reading Torta Mortadella
To our surprise, servers brought totally different plates and wine pairings to us for each course. This prix fixe twist maximized the variety of creations we could sample, so we exchanged plates and glasses halfway through each course. Continue reading Creative Fine Dining at Chef Lorenzo Loseto’s George Restaurant
This Vidalia Onion Galette recipe led to spectacular results according to my husband and made me think of a French onion soup delivered in a crisp and flaky pastry. Continue reading Vidalia Onion Galette Celebrates Spring
For a deeper and more disciplined experience, use a pestle and mortar with fresh ingredients when you have the time. For a faster and easier experience, use the garlic and onion powder – particularly on a weeknight – when you need a quick and tasty dinner treat. Continue reading Deep-Fried Buddhist Goodness in the South