How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
April 2, 2017 – 4:40 pm | Comments Off on How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms

I’ll be the first to confess that elaborate mushrooms scare me a bit. The otherworldliness of enokis, the meatiness of King Trumpet stalks, the sponge-like texture of Lion’s Manes.
But I’ve been served Hen of the …

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Latkes for Non-Literalists
November 29, 2009 – 4:54 pm | 3 Comments
Latkes for Non-Literalists

No sooner do I have one holiday calorie-fest under my belt that I find myself preparing for the next one: the first night of Hannukah is Friday, Dec 11, and operation: plan menu is officially …

Holiday Obsessions: Clementines and Chestnuts
November 22, 2009 – 6:37 pm | 3 Comments
Holiday Obsessions: Clementines and Chestnuts

Black Friday is just 5 days away, and while the rest of the country gets ready to stampede through shopping malls to pick up this year’s must-have what-have-you’s, I’m doing some stockpiling of my own …

A Cranberry Condiment, Two Ways
November 15, 2009 – 7:52 pm | 3 Comments
A Cranberry Condiment, Two Ways

Growing up, I never touched the cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving.  Back then, my mom served the cloyingly-sweet jellied version, straight from a can, and I never quite understood the appeal.
Fast forward to adulthood, when I …

Going Wild for Thanksgiving
November 9, 2009 – 7:28 pm | Comments Off on Going Wild for Thanksgiving
Going Wild for Thanksgiving

T minus 17 days until Thanksgiving and the short-list of potential side dishes is already being negotiated in our family.  This year, my submission for healthy, gluten-free stuffing substitute comes from, of all unlikely places, …

Pão de Queijo (and other reasons to meet your Hispanic Roots)
November 3, 2009 – 5:15 pm | 2 Comments
Pão de Queijo (and other reasons to meet your Hispanic Roots)

Cassava (aka: Yuca, Manioc), Ñame (Caribbean Yam), Yautia (aka Taro), Batata (aka Boniato, or Sweet potato)… if you haven’t come across these staple root vegetables of Hispanic and Caribbean cuisines, what better time than autumn, …