Cooking for dinner parties should be fun. If the occasion
When the usually benign words sea and food are put
Every morning during the fall in Michigan’s thumb, I watch sport fishermen skimming by in boats outfitted with everything from baited poles to fancy
With the outdoor barbecue mothballed for the season, cooks might think the joy of food caramelized by intense heat has to wait until summer.
By the end of summer, most of us are tired of heat waves, but that weather is just what seasonal produce loves. Super heated
The southwest monsoons arrive in Kerala with all their fury by mid-June every year. For the following 2½ months, raging seas, heavy rainstorms and
Pandan extract, derived from a Southeast Asian tree, has a wonderful flowery, nutty perfume. I've heard that cooks sometimes add it to ordinary rice
In many Italian, Spanish and French dishes, anchovy filets supply a deeply nuanced umami that turns the ordinary into the passionately delicious. Italian puttanesca,