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
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!
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 meant to post this recipe for a while, and now that my arm is finally out of the cast, I’m actually getting to it. I’ve had this idea in my head to create a really flavorful lasagna using fresh … Continue reading Ravioli Lasagna with Tomato and Alfredo Sauces
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
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!
Roasted Marrow Bones with Gremolata, Toast Points, and Salad is my answer to that inevitable question that many chefs are asked, “What would be your last meal?” Most definitely, this is one of them. This dish just does it for … Continue reading Roasted Marrow Bones with Gremolata, Toast Points, and Salad
In case you didn’t know, I’m on TikTok as @ChefDianaAndrews! It’s mostly Chef Quick Tips from my time in the culinary test kitchen and professional recipe development. Stop by my TikTok profile for a visit and comment on this post … Continue reading Chef Diana’s Quick Tips on TikTok
Let’s have a serious talk about the intense deliciousness of a saucy baked eggs dish combined with limitless wonderful ingredients, otherwise known as shakshuka. There are lots of variations, but this particular recipe is packed with delicious veggies that are … Continue reading Shakshuka: Tomatoes, Eggs, Eggplant, Leeks, Sweet Potatoes, and Feta