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August 4, 2017

Good cooking becomes great cooking when a chef can take incredibly simple ingredients and turn them into something stellar. This Cacio e Pepe from Lupa Osteria Romana is the definition of Italian soul food, and uses only a few ingredients. SaveSave SaveSave

August 1, 2017

Summertime, and the fresh produce is flawless. The seasonal ingredient you should be cooking with this August is celery. Surprising, I know, as celery is a long-season crop, but it’s in its peak this month. Whether it’s a rib submerged in a classic Beer Mary on my porch overlooking Lake Michigan’s sweet serenity,…

Celery Octopus summer
July 27, 2017

It’s a classic, but nobody seems to agree on an exact recipe for the Old-Fashioned.  My version adds brown sugar simple syrup for complexity, and I skip the cherry…we’re adults.

bourbon brown sugar cocktail orange rye whiskey
July 21, 2017
July 21, 2017

Fideos (or fideuà) are a dish typical of the coast of Valencia in Spain. Similar to paella, but with noodles instead of rice, this Spanish dish is a seafood-lover’s paradise. Watch Chef Adrian Pineda of Casa Mono make it from start to finish.

adrian pineda Casa Mono Clams fideos pasta Spain spanish
July 13, 2017

Rich with toasty yeast flavor and fragrant with tomato harvest sweetness, this seasonal focaccia is a simple bread you can make in a home oven that may be better than at your local bakery.   Once upon a time, heirloom tomatoes were not the common commodity we know them as today. Mid to late…

Olive Oil Tomato

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