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Vietnamese Curried Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Vietnamese Curried Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

This simple chicken curry—laced with hunks of sweet potato and served with a copious helping of baguette—is a colonial era Vietnamese dish called cà ri gà that includes influences of French and Indian cuisines that compliment this Vietnamese staple. It’s adapted here from the wonderful Vietnamese cookbook called Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table by Mai Pham.

Cold Peanut Soba Noodles

Cold Peanut Soba Noodles

We often make a large batch of these noodles early in the morning before the swelter of summer kicks in. The reason? It’s served cold and it stores nicely so we like to have it on hand at this time of year.

Hungarian Gulyás

Hungarian Gulyás

Get through the last stretch of winter with steaming bowls of this hearty soup.

Broccoli Farro Gratin

Broccoli Farro Gratin

A simple and complete whole grain meal right out of the oven.

Lime-Scented Quinoa with Roasted Summer Vegetables

Lime-Scented Quinoa with Roasted Summer Vegetables

A solid quinoa recipe for the height of summer.

Fes-Style Chicken Tagine  with Honeyed Onion & Tomato Confit

Fes-Style Chicken Tagine with Honeyed Onion & Tomato Confit

This dish was inspired by a love of Paula Wolfert and the journeys she’s taken countless home cooks on since the early 70’s.

Halibut with Chraimeh Sauce

Halibut with Chraimeh Sauce

This dish captivates with an abundance of Sephardic spices. It’s adapted from Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook, a favorite.

Orecchiette with Sausage and Rapini

Orecchiette with Sausage and Rapini

Spring is this dish’s most perfect season. Spring is when flowering greens make their grand entrance for the year, and you can try making this dish to equally good effect with flowering turnip, collard, or kale. The tiny flowers peeking out are a lovely burst of the season.

My Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

My Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

Okay, hold it. If you’re part of the authenticity squad, you may want to turn around and leave. This is my carbonara, and I don’t give a damn if you don’t think cream belongs here. This is a dish that I throw together by my whimsy to please my own sense of delight.

Split Pea Soup with Meyer Lemon & Prosciutto Gremolata

Split Pea Soup with Meyer Lemon & Prosciutto Gremolata

The evenings are lengthening, but it’s still cold outside. Try this soup for a bridge between winter and spring.

Hearty Bolognese Sauce

Hearty Bolognese Sauce

Ask a hundred Italian nonnas for their classic Bolognese recipe and you’ll never get the same one twice. Here’s our version.

Hoppin’ Johns

Hoppin’ Johns

This is good luck food, and as with anything that has to do with luck, you better arrive with an open heart and be a willing participant or it will pass you right by.

Wild Salmon with Teriyaki Glaze

Wild Salmon with Teriyaki Glaze

Set the oven to 350°F. Place the fish, skin side down, on a large baking sheet. Run your fingers along the flesh to make sure there are no bones. If so, remove the bones with needle nosed pliers.…

Rustic Lentil Soup

Rustic Lentil Soup

For this lentil recipe, we decided to keep it simple so the heady flavor of the beans could really shine.