By braising fennel together with chicken and wine, the fennel not only acts as a vegetable but as an herb and garnish, imparting a sweet anise flavor that transforms the chicken into a fabulously flavorful main. Read my full post and get the easy recipe over at PBS Food this week. Continue reading
Today I'm going to share with you the secret to making any pasta sauce taste better, along with a recipe for a delicious Sugo all'Arrabbiata. It's a pasta that takes less than 20 minutes to make, and contains only a handful of ingredients, and yet it can be intensely fragrant and flavorful. I think
Hash Browned Chicken
I'm pretty sure I may have mentioned once or twice that fried chicken is one of my favorite foods of all time. There's something fundamentally satisfying about the textural contrast of biting through a crisp savory shell into a juicy piece of chicken. Perhaps that's why I also love hash browns...
Bourbon Mac and Cheese
This boozy mac and cheese with bacon, white cheddar and bourbon is a refreshingly grownup take on the kids classic. Head over to PBS Food to read my full post and recipe. Continue reading "Bourbon Mac and Cheese"
Fluffy Zucchini Pancakes
Sometimes coming up with a great new recipe involves inspiration and ingenuity, other times it involves dumb luck, and then there are times where a recipe emerges from a silly mistake. Take these pancakes for example. I'd intended to make a zucchini pancake with a crisp crust of browned gruyere and
Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes
These peanut butter banana pancakes are easy to make, tender, fluffy and delicious. It's like a pancake version of my banana bread. Head over to PBS Food to check out my full post and recipe. Continue reading "Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes"
Spring is undeniably upon us. Here in Tokyo, the cherry blossoms have bloomed, there's a warm plushness to the air, and the markets are full of spring greens and baby vegetables. Whether you're planning a spring picnic or a light meal at home, this Niku Miso (肉味噌, literally "meat miso") makes for a
By rolling lasagne instead of layering it, it's not only pre-portioned, it also keeps the pasta from getting soggy. Head over to PBS food to read about how I did it, along with the recipe. Continue reading "Lasagne Rolls"
Bananas Foster Dutch Baby
The Dutch Baby is one of those mysterious culinary misnomers, which is not Dutch and does not involve babies (unless you consider an egg a baby). It's also sometimes known as a German Pancake, which is only slightly more accurate because the recipe was supposedly inspired by the Pennsylvania Dutch,
Crispy Carrot Mint Fritters
These fritters made with carrot and mint coated in a light batter are light and crispy. Dusted with some Ras El Hanout and salt they make for a marvelous appetizer that's as colorful as they are fragrant. Head over to PBS Food for the full post and recipe. Continue reading "Crispy Carrot Mint ...