It’s hard to believe that 2022 is coming to a close, but more so that it’s been over three years since the original Fine Cooking Magazine published a holiday issue. I won’t get all sentimental about it, but honestly, there’s … Continue reading Holiday Cookies
I love potatoes in any form, but I think I love potato latkes most of all. After all, how can anyone resist a well-made latke? The lacy-crisp edges alone are the stuff that haunts my dreams, and they hardly make … Continue reading Let’s Talk Latkes
Now that Thanksgiving is over, you’ve no doubt eaten or given away as much turkey as possible, so what delicious things can you do with what’s left? From the archives of Fine Cooking Magazine, here are a few of my … Continue reading Thanksgiving Leftovers: Take Two
When the holidays approach, I receive numerous emails, texts, and phone messages that go something like this: “Hey Diana! Do you have any food ideas for my vegan and vegetarian guests coming to dinner on (fill in a holiday)?” The … Continue reading Vegetarian/Vegan Thanksgiving
Anatomy of a Recipe One of the best parts of running the test kitchens at Fine Cooking Magazine was working on Make It Tonight recipes. Much loved by our readers, MIT’s (as the staff referred to them) were recipes that … Continue reading Instant Pot Beef Barley Soup
So much can be said about salt — far too much for one blog post! But here’s my take on a few things about salt worth thinking about, plus an introduction to my current favorite salt of the earth: desert … Continue reading Rock of Ages
Anatomy of a Recipe I met Chef Mamie Nashide in May of 2015 after enrolling in a ramen cooking class hosted by the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, an organization of professional women in the food industry. I’ve always been … Continue reading Chashu Ramen
Gone, but not forgotten. I was the last Test Kitchen Director and Senior Food Editor at Fine Cooking Magazine until the publication was sold on June 1, 2020. I remember the day vividly. Three months into the pandemic, we were … Continue reading RIP Fine Cooking Magazine
According to the Chinese zodiac, the 2022 lunar new year officially begins on Tuesday, February 1, and celebrates the year of the tiger, specifically the water tiger. Let’s talk about food and the Chinese New Year. I had the privilege … Continue reading Happy Chinese New Year!
Coconut-Lime Braised Black Cod with Sweet Plantains, Peppers, and Cilantro. Continue reading Farewell Forever, 2021
Hoping that everyone had a healthy and happy holiday! Here’s the latest recipe I developed for Art+Cook. It’s a Spatchcock Turkey, seasoned with a dry rub, then made even more delicious by using a shallot-herb compound butter. I included Latin, … Continue reading Roast Turkey, Made Simple
I hope everyone had a safe, healthy, and wonderful Thanksgiving. I’ve been fortunate to be extremely busy with work, which is why you haven’t heard from me in a while. Regardless, I’m always thinking of you, and what might whet … Continue reading Cherry Tomato, Caramelized Onion & Herb Ricotta Tart
I’ve recently read that it wasn’t an apple that tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, but a fig. And I fully agree. Few things are as tempting, and in my opinion, it’s one of the most seductive … Continue reading Figs and Their Waspy Secret
I didn’t tell many people, but I fractured my wrist three weeks ago due to a ridiculous accident that I could have avoided had I listened to my significant other’s words of wisdom not to wear my slippery socks on … Continue reading Oatly Orange Sunrise Smoothie
It’s Peach Truck season! We have been waiting for it all year. And when the truck arrives, my friends and I hoard several boxes of these blushing beauties and gorge ourselves on one of the most deliciously sweet, juicy fruits … Continue reading Everything’s Peachy!