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April 19, 2017

As Mother Nature nudges spring along, it's time to dream of the fresh, light meals that go hand in hand with this time of year.

How about a bright, rich pink piece of salmon perched atop a bed of polenta, piled with a mound of roasted cherry tomatoes, collapsed into their own sweetness? Well, all…


Let prosciutto pizza be your guide to creamy burrata

April 12, 2017

If you haven't had the chance to try burrata, I would be honored if this recipe became the first occasion. Burrata is a semisoft, white Italian cheese made from mozzarella and cream. It is like the silkiest, creamiest fresh mozzarella, with a rich molten cream filling as a bonus.

And here it is…


Try chicken thighs with onions, olives for Passover

April 05, 2017

Passover comes in the spring, but there is often still a chill in the evening air as families and friends gather in their homes for Seder dinners. A richly flavored and warming meal is still very welcome at this time of year.

Tender chicken thighs can sit for an extra bit of time in the oven…


Greek salad with flank steak knows no season

March 29, 2017

Quite often, I think a simple Greek salad is perfect as is, no adornments needed. But you may notice that in many eateries, from diners to higher-end restaurants, you often get a choice of added protein, usually chicken, shrimp or steak. And it's true, that extra protein does make a salad feel more…