In the Kitchen today…

What: Saffron Rice, p.100 Where: The Art of Simple Food Who: Alice Waters The preparation for this dish is truly simple. But the flavor yield is greater than the sum of its parts. Gently exotic and complex, this rice pairs beautifully with the Chicken Legs Braised with Tomatoes, Onions, and Garlic. And, as is true [...]

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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: Roasted Chicken with Jerusalem Artichoke & Lemon Where: Jerusalem Who: Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi This is a perfect recipe. The flavor combination, though unique and surprising to the tongue, is pleasing. The shallots are roasted sweet, the citrus (with peel and pith) caramelizes and intensifies, the chicken crisps and retains its moisture, the pink [...]