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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
July 7, 2017

Otto is known for its pizza, but chef Dan Drohan makes a slew of fantastic pasta as well.  Watch him cook up this satisfying bowl of fusilli with sausage and escarole.

Dan Drohan Escarole fusilli Otto pasta sausage
June 30, 2017

This crisp and juicy watermelon spritzer is perfect for watching a summer parade.  Super simple (only three ingredients) and ready in a snap, you may want to make a double batch of this crowd-pleaser.

lime spritzer summer Watermelon wine
June 28, 2017

Go outside your typical Fourth of July grilling menu this year with a bold, meaty oven-roasted addition. I often describe prime rib as America’s greatest gift to the world. Our beef is something special and we should celebrate it as the true centerpiece of the dinner table everyday (with Meatless Monday as the exception!)….

June 23, 2017
June 23, 2017

This lamb dish from Chef Rob Zwirz Lupa hits all the right notes. Crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, and served with a creamy, cheesy gnocco alla Romana.

lamb lupa Rob Zwirz yumbang
June 15, 2017

Making bacon at home takes a little time, but once you try your own, you’ll only use commercial bacon when you’re in a pinch. You can change the spice profile any way you’d like—just keep the pink salt and kosher salt ratios in order with the weight of the raw belly (keep reading about this…

Garlic Pancetta Salt
June 9, 2017

Celery is perfect for a summertime G&T, and easy to make for a crowd. Sure it sounds weird, but trust us…this one’s spot on.

Celery cin cin cocktail gin summer tonic

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