In the Kitchen today…

What: Green Pea and Asparagus Ragout Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters I love this. And you may love this too, if you love peas. If you don't love peas, you might as well move along. But if you do love peas, but you don't love asparagus, this is a fantastic way to [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Coleslaw Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This coleslaw is fresh and lovely in its simplicity, and simplicity of course is Waters' specialty. There are some wonderful Variations (additions) for this recipe: apple, parsley, celery root, jalepeño or serrano, lime juice, cilantro, or mayonnaise (or a combination).  Here, I added the [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Moroccan Carrot Salad with Ginger Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This salad is intensely spicy, both in flavor from the cumin and coriander, and in heat from the cayenne and fresh ginger. There is also a hint of bitter from the spices. Next time, I will either lower the measurement [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Moroccan Sweet Potato Salad Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters This saffron-infused salad is enjoyably intriguing.  Every taste is accounted for: sweet, salty, sour, savory, spicy, and even floral. Waters gives two ways to make it: one where the ingredients are simply tossed over freshly-baked sweet potatoes, and one where the saffron and ginger get [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Jicama Salad with Orange and Cilantro Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters Wonderfully refreshing and crisp, with intermittent bursts of sweet, this salad is a winner.  It's accompaniments are brilliant: cilantro, paprika (or ancho chile powder), lime, salt, and olive oil. I imagine that smoked paprika would be an excellent choice as [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Chopped Apple Salad with Toasted Coconut and Yogurt Where: Family Table Who: Shaye Elliott This little salad is a gem. Sweet from raw honey, tart from apple and lemon, creamy from yogurt, spicy from cinnamon, crunchy from almonds, and roasty from toasted coconut. Nothing exotic or profound here, just a wonderful, wonderful marriage of [...]

In the Kitchen today…

What: Baby Spinach Salad with Dates & Almonds Where: Jerusalem Who: Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi This is hands-down one of my favorites from Jerusalem. The dates marinate together with the onions in vinegar for a short time. As a result, the onions are mellowed and the dates are slightly softened and take on a [...]