In the Kitchen today…

What: Parmesan Chicken Where: Barefoot Contessa Family Style Who: Ina Garten The only complaint I have about this wonderful dish is the time is takes to pan-fry every piece of chicken. The method - dip in flour mixture dip in egg mixture dip in breadcrumb mixture fry - is not hard. No. It's just that the [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Asparagus and Lemon Risotto Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters I forgot to photograph this cozy dish when I pulled it off the stove because I was about to feed a few hungry men and there was no time for pictures! The above photo was taken the next day and the [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Chicken Legs Braised with Tomatoes, Onions, and Garlic Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This dish is like a mom hug. It's like climbing into your own bed after two weeks on the road. It's like sweatpants-cum-novel by the fire.  Chicken legs braised with tomatoes, onions, and garlic does not sound like [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Onion Tart Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters The onion tart is the perfect example of Alice Waters' philosophy. In her introduction to her cookbook, she says, "Let things taste of what they are." This, together with her love of organic, local ingredients and her support of family cooking and family meals, is what [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: White Bean and Butternut Squash Soup Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This is soup is just plain pleasing. It has a good depth of flavor from the sage, bay, and onions, and a wonderful mild sweetness from the squash. The beans fill the corners nicely. Just before serving, I added [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Turkey Soup with Kale Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This wholly comforting soup fed the two of us for an entire week of lunches and dinners. It uses a leftover roasted turkey carcass, but could use 1 large or 2 small chicken carcasses just as well. The ingredients are classic and wonderfully [...]

In the Kitchen today…

  What: Sweet Corn Soup Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters I love this soup. Corn, onion, salt, and water...that's it. It's cheap as dirt, sweet, homey, and a perfect host for a myriad of toppings and flavor profiles. It is the least time-consuming soup I've ever made - 15 minutes to gently [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Italian Meatballs Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters The secret to these wonderfully moist meatballs is truly the simple method of soaking the bread in milk. I used gluten-free bread and almond milk with perfect result. The other secret is to bake them at a high temperature for a short time (450° [...]