In the Kitchen today…

What: Grapefruit and Avocado Salad Where: The Art of Cooking Who: Alice Waters Lusciously fresh, tart, and creamy, this salad is simply a pleasure. And a decadence! As I was eating it, I was suddenly very aware that many people, past and present, in many countries of this world would truly hunger and thirst for a single [...]

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: 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: 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: 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 [...]