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 [...]