Tom kha Gai

Author: Mark Wiens ( Recipe type: Soup Cuisine: Thai Serves: 3 – 4 Ingredients 2 chicken breasts 6 cups coconut milk(If you use a can or box of coconut milk, you might want to add some water to make it less thick) 1 thumb chunk of galangal(available at stores with large international sections) 3 stalks of fresh lemongrass (available at stores with… Read More »

Wild-Foraged Mushroom Crostini

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon unsalted butter Extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb mixed fresh mushrooms such as porcini, chanterelle, hedgehog, morel, or anything in season at your local farmers market (you can sub in shitake, oyster or button mushrooms if you cant find wild mushrooms) 1 shallot, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/4 cup red… Read More »

Squash and Mango Samosas

  1 package (17.3 ounces) Puff Pastry Sheets, thawed 2 cups squash puree (either canned or oven roast a fresh squash and mash) 1 cup mango salsa 1 teaspoon curry powder 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro zest of one lime 1 egg 1 tablespoon water DIRECTIONS Heat the oven to 400°F.  Unfold the pastry sheets on a lightly floured surface.  Roll the pastry… Read More »


1 pound dried cannellini beans Kosher salt 1 quart homemade or store-bought low-sodium chicken stock 3 packets (3/4 ounces) unflavored gelatin (see note above) 2 tablespoons duck fat (optional) 8 ounces salt pork, cut into 3/4-inch cubes 6 to 8 pieces of chicken thighs and drumsticks, or 4 whole duck or chicken leg quarters Freshly… Read More »

Braised Beef with Chermoula

Braised Beef Recipe: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (3- to 3 1/2-pound) boneless beef chuck roast 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 pound sliced pancetta, finely chopped 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 medium carrot, finely chopped 2 celery ribs, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 4 (4- to 6-inch) sprigs fresh… Read More »

Fromage Blanc with Herbs and Olives on a Cucumber Slice

Recipe: 1 cup of your favorite fresh soft cheese (chevre, fromage blanc, cream cheese) 2 TBSP chopped Castelvetrano green olives 1/2 tsp lemon zest pinch of chopped rosemary   Blend all together, and serve on a crostini or vegetable slice.


2 slices good quality white bread, crusts removed 1/3 cup whole milk or buttermilk 1/3 to ½ cup Manchego cheese, grated finely, OR Romano, OR Parmesan 1/2 cup shaved and finely minced jamon de Serrano, OR prosciutto, OR pancetta 3 Tb minced onion 3 Tb minced parsley 1 clove garlic, minced or crushed ¼ tsp salt, or… Read More »

Grilled Flatbread with Ricotta, Peas, Mint and Lemon

Ingredients: 1 large pizza crust or flat bread of your choice 1 1/2 cups shelled peas 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 cups crumbled fresh goat cheese or whole milk ricotta Half a large meyer lemon, seeded and sliced paper thin 1/2 cup shredded hard cheese such as Parmesan, Asiago, or Tomme Two handfuls of… Read More »

Salami and Manchego Palmier

 -1 package (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, such as Pepperidge Farm, defrosted -2 tablespoons Dijon mustard -12 thin (not paper thin) slices salami (3 1/2 inches in diameter) -6 ounces Manchego cheese, grated -1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash   Directions Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Place a piece of… Read More »

Crunchy Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Herb Sriracha Dip

-1 bunch of asparagus -1 cup panko bread crumbs -1/2 teaspoon salt -2 eggs -2 tablespoons water -1/2 cup all-purpose flour     lemon herb sriracha dip Mix together: -1 cup plain yogurt -2 tablespoons lemon juice -1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped -1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped -1 clove garlic, minced -2 teaspoons Sriracha -1… Read More »