Happy New Year! Lately, many people have been asking me how to care for and maintain their cast-iron skillets and pans. Since I’m still recuperating from 2020, rather than writing a lengthy post, you can watch this quick video. As … Continue reading Cleaning & Caring for Cast-Iron
I’m so happy to announce the winner of the “I ❤ San Marzano DOP Tomatoes” recipe contest! Joan Velush’s Tomato, White Bean Soup with Rosemary recipe really “crushed” the competition (yes, the recipe uses crushed tomatoes)! Congratulations to Joan and … Continue reading The Winner!
Do you broil regularly, or are you intimidated by it? I know so many GREAT cooks, probably like some of you that don’t understand broiler fundamentals. They avoid broiling because they’re afraid of burning food beyond recognition, rendering it an … Continue reading Broiler Cooking 101: Tuna Melt
“No one is born hating another person because of the color of their skin, or their background, or their religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes … Continue reading No One is Born Hating…
As we approach week 10 of quarantine, I continue to think of ways to be mindful of food waste. That brings me to the complete and total pain and guilt I’ve felt about my sourdough starter discard. Admitting it is … Continue reading Sourdough Discard, Part 1
In these times especially, we should be using whatever we have in our refrigerator to create new meals. This not only reduces food waste and saves you money, but it also makes you a more conscientious cook! More power to … Continue reading Refrigerator Pesto
I’m pretty lucky that my friends and colleagues in the test kitchen usually humor me, and I’m missing that right now as we approach our fifth week in quarantine. Several weeks before our lives changed from normal to an episode … Continue reading Missing the Test Kitchen
By now, I’m certain you all know how to wash your hands properly. By now, I bet your hands look as bad as mine, which means really dry because, in my profession, I can honestly say that when I’m working, … Continue reading Food as Meditation, Part 1
As a Certified Food Safety Manager, I’m always taking precautions to be sure that everyone in the test kitchen is practicing safe food handling. This naturally translates over to what we’re going through right now. COVID-19 has been a rude … Continue reading Eating Safe and Staying Safe During COVID-19
When I develop recipes professionally, my philosophy is pretty straightforward: use few ingredients, keep it simple, and deliver big flavors. In this spicy, smoky dish from the Punjab region of India, eggplant, onion, and tomatoes are broiled until silky and … Continue reading Sheet Pan Broiling + Easy Weeknight Meals = Big Flavors
Fresh, sweet lobster reminds me of summer vacations with my family in Maine. The memories are still so vivid that if I close my eyes, I can almost smell the briny ocean as we drove to the lobster shacks along … Continue reading Lobster Love!!!