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Beefsteak tomato, bacon and red onion salad - Alex Guarnaschelli

Beefsteak tomato, bacon and red onion salad

It’s a simple step that makes a big difference. While many American steak­houses leave their tomatoes out and serve them at room temperature for optimal flavor, I like this refreshing

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Wheat Berry Salad – The Home Cook – Alex Guarnaschelli

Wheat Berry and Parsley Salad

  This is a wonderfully chewy, grassy salad that compliments main courses with a supple texture, for example, roasted salmon or tofu. For the best flavor, make this ahead of

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Warm Wild Rice Salad – The Home Cook – Alex Guarnaschelli

Warm Wild Rice Salad

  One of my favorite grains is wild rice. Actually a grass, wild rice has a distinctive nutty flavor and a great chewy texture. The grains are almost always dark

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Roasted Carrots with Cumin and Coriander – The Home Cook – Alex Guarnaschelli

Roasted Carrots with Cumin and Coriander

The cumin focuses on the pleasantly butter taste of the carrot skins as they roast, and the coriander harnesses the sweetness of the carrot flesh itself. The honey and salt

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Broiled Chinese Five-Spice Onions – The Home Cook – Alex Guarnaschelli

Broiled Chinese Five-Spice Onions

In this case, the salt of soy, the richness of butter, the sharpness of five-spice powder and the brightness of lime are waiting for them. This is a flavorful little

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Vegetable Top Salad with Walnut Dressing – Cook with Me: 150 Recipes For The Home Cook – Alex Guarnaschelli

Vegetable Top Salad with Walnut Dressing

One bunch of carrot tops can have grassy, lovely, sour flavors. One bunch of beets can have super sweet tops. Then, all that can change. You have to taste the

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Sweet and Sour Onions

These are so great hot on a meat or fish dish that needs brightness. They are also tasty chilled and served as a condiment.

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