We’ve romanticized brunch to the point that in certain cities, we will wait in a two-hour line to eat waffles with a side of French fries. But if you’ve served brunch at home, you know that a two-hour line can be a picnic compared to the stress of getting a full meal on a decorated table before noon.
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I remember being told in marketing class back in graduate school that the fastest growing food category in America was hummus. Hummus, our professor insisted to us disbelieving students, would soon be ubiquitous. I should have heeded his advice and leveraged that bit of 1991 foresight in some way.
This lemon sauce is such a simple way to dress up roasted asparagus, the pinup vegetable of spring ... or any simply cooked asparagus for that matter, such as grilled, steamed or sauteed. In fact, this sauce is also a quick and easy way to dress up pretty much any plainly cooked vegetable, from potatoes to green beans to broccoli.
Let’s say you dream of wanting to make a very special dessert for mom on Mother’s Day but don’t really have the time or the expertise. Here’s a cheating version of Baked Alaska. Sure it’s antique ‚Äî is there any other two-word phrase in English as capable of teleporting us in an instant to the dining room of a cruise ship in the 1950s? ‚Äî but it’s also delicious.
If you are a mother: Happy Mother’s Day! Please tear out this page (or print, or forward, depending on how woman-on-the-go you are) and put it somewhere your family will find it. Now, stop reading or you’ll ruin the surprise.
If you are a kid, father, or person who loves a mom: it’s almost Mother’s Day. Do you have a plan? Keep reading, because you do now.
As Mother Nature nudges spring along, it’s time to dream of the fresh, light meals that go hand in hand with this time of year.
How about a bright, rich pink piece of salmon perched atop a bed of polenta, piled with a mound of roasted cherry tomatoes, collapsed into their own sweetness? Well, all right then, we’re on the same page.
My mom was a wannabe urban farmer long before it was cool. Living in the city limits didn’t stop us from growing our own veggies in a backyard garden that flanked a huge handmade chicken coop, where we raised hens for eggs.
Here’s a special dish tailor-made for an elegant spring brunch. It requires slightly more than the usual amount of work, but it’s so worth it. Most of the recipe’s several components can be prepared ahead of time, then reheated and assembled at the last minute.
Do you ever have the feeling that the world is lying to you? That everyone else in humanity has agreed to love something terrible, and you have to play along or risk looking like a fool?
White bean soup with garlic is a classic comfort dish in the Mediterranean region.