Recipes

CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD

CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD

SERVES 4 TO 6 One of my favorite ingredient combinations is Brussels sprouts and bacon. And I love using Brussels sprouts raw and cooked in the same dish. To me, fried Brus­sels sprouts taste like nori seaweed, full of umami. The soy sauce in the vinaigrette here adds a deep salty note alongside the bacon  Continue Reading »

BEEFSTEAK TOMATO, BACON, AND RED ONION SALAD

BEEFSTEAK TOMATO, BACON, AND RED ONION SALAD

SERVES 6 TO 8 When using raw onion in a salad, I like to slice it and crisp it up by soaking it in ice water with some vinegar (this also removes some of that assertive raw onion flavor). It’s a simple step that makes a big difference. While many American steak­houses leave their tomatoes  Continue Reading »

Fried Zucchini

This is a simple recipe. Sometimes I grate lemon zest over the zucchini just before serving to give it a more floral note. I also have “upped” the cayenne to give them a spicy heat. Your call. You can also bread and freeze these and fry as needed. Frying them from cold or frozen is  Continue Reading »

Slow-Roasted Tomatoes with Tarragon Dressing

I am always looking for a new way to serve tomatoes. They are underrated as a side dish because they are too often busy doing salad or sauce duty. I like using standard plum tomatoes for this but whatever looks best is what you should buy; I have also made this with cherry and heirloom  Continue Reading »

Roasted Carrots with Fresh Chilies

Roasted Carrots with Fresh Chilies

I love these carrots because they are so simple and a nice balance between spicy and sweet. I like to use two different kinds of chilies with this recipe: one that can be floral and one that may be spicier. I love the Piment de Padron that I buy in my local market. I also  Continue Reading »

Spicy Cabbage Slaw

I have a long-standing love affair with cabbage and fully understand why sleek, long ears of corn, poetically soil-covered potatoes or vibrant, crispy sugar snap peas may win your heart over that thankless-looking green bulb in the “b-squad” nosebleed bleacher seats of your produce section might get passed by. But stop and think again. I  Continue Reading »

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Pizza

Bacon and Brussels Sprout Pizza

This pizza taste like fall to me. I love bacon and cooking it in water first, I find, takes away the greasy quality and leaves me with pure crunch and flavor. A little trick I picked up at Guy Savoy in Paris…. But here’s the real kicker for this recipe: I have served this as  Continue Reading »