How to Roast Hen of the Woods Mushrooms
April 2, 2017 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

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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A grapeleaf tutorial, and a sort-of recipe
March 22, 2009 – 5:51 pm | 2 Comments
A grapeleaf tutorial, and a sort-of recipe

I never much cared for stuffed grape leaves (or dolmas, as they’re known in Greek) until I tasted my mother-in-law’s version.  While I always found other grape leaves to be too briny or bitter or …

Green bagels have finally met their Matcha
March 15, 2009 – 7:43 pm | 2 Comments
Green bagels have finally met their Matcha

 
We’re approaching St. Patrick’s Day, the day of the year that all of New York’s bagel shops color their dough green to help people start off their mornings in the spirit of the day.  People …

Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite
March 9, 2009 – 8:20 pm | 2 Comments
Spin doctors make over prunes in time for a holiday favorite

Has anyone noticed that prunes have disappeared from the supermarket?
They’ve been replaced by “dried plums,” thanks to the clever efforts of some marketing gurus working for the California Prun…er, I mean ‘Dried Plum’ trade association.  …

Beans and Rice go global: Koshari
March 7, 2009 – 6:46 pm | One Comment
Beans and Rice go global: Koshari

If you stop to think about it, virtually every culture has some permutation of beans and rice.  Most vegetarians know that this has to do with the dietary principle of eating complementary proteins.  Unlike animal …

That’s Shiitake, with two “i’s” and some “D”
March 3, 2009 – 7:48 pm | 5 Comments
That’s Shiitake, with two “i’s” and some “D”

Here’s some food for thought: Vitamin D was never intended to be a dietary vitamin.
Vitamin D is produced in the skin from precursors that are activated by the sun’s UVB rays, and travels throughout …

Chicory: a prebiotic’s secret life unearthed
February 28, 2009 – 6:41 pm | 19 Comments
Chicory: a prebiotic’s secret life unearthed

In the nutrition world, prebiotics are the new black.
I’m reading about them everywhere, and seeing them added to more and more foods in the supermarket each time I go.
Even if you haven’t heard of them, …